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CONFIRMED: Second assistant Black Stars coach Otto Addo to miss 2021 Afcon

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The second deputy coach of Ghana, Otto Addo will miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation [Afcon], Milovan Rajevac has confirmed.

Addo, who is the assistant coach of Borussia Dortmund was named as the second assistant coach following the re-appointment of the Serbian trainer in October this year.

Addo has been working on a part-time basis for the team. He was in the dugout for the team for the round of games of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa last month.

However, Milovan Rajevac on Tuesday confirmed that Addo will not be available for the tournament.

“I can confirm that Otto Addo will not join us for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation [Afcon],” the 63-year-old said after announcing his 30-man Black Stars provisional squad for the tournament.

“He is going to be a big miss for us but we will make sure we make him proud,” he added.

Milovan Rajevac has requested for more hands ahead of the tournament. The technical team of the Black Stars now comprises Milovan Rajevac [head coach], Maxwell Konadu [asssistant coach] and Richard Kingston [goalkeepers trainer].

The Black Stars will begin camping on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, in Doha, Qatar for a 17-day training camp in preparation for the Cup of Nations which kicks off on Sunday, January 09, 2022.

The Black Stars will play three friendly matches while in Qatar.

The Ghana Football Association has already concluded talks with Algeria while engagements are ongoing for two additional matches.

Ghana will be hoping to win the trophy next month in Cameroon. The Black Stars are housed in Group C alongside Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

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