Qatar 2022: It’s a big step to have African coaches leading five African teams – Otto Addo

Qatar 2022: It’s a big step to have African coaches leading five African teams – Otto Addo

Ghana head coach, Otto Addo, believes it’s a big enchancment for all five African teams at the 2022 World Cup to have coaches from the continent at the helm of affairs.

Former players Aliou Cisse (Senegal), Walid Regragui (Morocco), Otto Addo (Ghana), and Rigobert Song (Cameroon) all lead their nations at the worldwide showpiece.

It is the primary time within the historical past of the World Cup that each one teams from Africa are coached by natives.  

Tunisia’s Jalel Kadri is the one African coach at the event not have performed beforehand for his nation.

“It’s a big step for African football. In the end, it doesn’t matter who is the coach. For Africa, it’s a big step.

“In the previous years, there were not so many coaches [from Africa] so it’s a great task for Africans to develop more coaches not only to coach African teams but also to coach other teams in Europe.”

The Borussia Dortmund assistant coach can also be urging African federations to be affected person with these coaches to allow them to obtain ends in the long run.  

“I’m hopeful that this doesn’t depend upon outcomes as a result of it’s a process and process typically take a very long time.

“I do know football is a result-based sport however I’m very satisfied that improvement comes with consistency and for this, you want to give extra trust.’

Aliou Cisse’s Senegal lost their opening game 2-0 against the Netherlands whereas Tunisia held Denmark to a goalless draw, with Morocco additionally drawing 0-0 against Croatia.

Otto Addo’s Ghana will hope to upset Portugal on Thursday of their event opener, as Africa nonetheless awaits its first win and goal.  

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