Ghanaian football supporters lauded the interim Black Stars coach Otto Addoand his technical staff for securing World Cup qualifying in November or December 2022.
On Tuesday night in Abuja, coach Otto Addo’s men managed a 1-1 draw away against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
In the 11th minute of the first half, Thomas Partey scored a long-range goal. In the 23rd minute, a disputed VAR penalty gave Nigeria a point.
William Troodst-Ekong scored from the spot. Defensively minded and tactically disciplined, the Black Stars held their own against the Nigerians.
The Black Stars played a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on March 25. Otto Addo kept a clean sheet in his Ghana debut against the Super Eagles.
Fast forward, Ghanaian football fans have praised the German-based Ghanaian strategist for his outstanding performance against the Super Eagles, particularly after the second leg in Nigeria.
Many supporters voted Addo as the finest coach and the appropriate guy to lead the Black Stars into the future.
The Black Stars had lost the affection of Ghanaians following the last AFCON, but their performance against Nigeria appears to have restored that love.
Ghanaians praised Coach Addo’s approach on social media.
See reactions below:
Black Stars might not thank me, but get the contract out, put it on the table, let him sign it, let him write whatever numbers he wants to put on there and let him sign the contract and go. Otto Addo is at the wheel, man — he's doing his thing. Black Stars are back! pic.twitter.com/Y4JV2WOJUS
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) March 29, 2022
Otto Addo appreciation post! Showed trust and guts and also a willingness to make risky tactical decisions. That second half switch in tactics tool a while but it was masterful. Thank you for delivering a World Cup berth. I hope you take the job full time with your bench. pic.twitter.com/UzdqSZS6de
— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) March 29, 2022
Solid defensive strategy by Otto Addo in 2nd half backed by timely substitutions. #BlackStars deserve qualification to #Qatar2022, 4th appearance at World Cup. Just what the Gov't needed. Ghanaians forgot E-levy was passed and plunge into jubilation mode. #nigeriavsghana #NGAGHA pic.twitter.com/yeRYg2ZyuA
— Mirpuri✍ (@InterBoy1908) March 29, 2022
MAXIMUM RESPECT – Otto Addo – for delivering the World Cup ticket. And Partey for the vital goal and the @GhanaBlackstars for total team effort and the @ghanafaofficial for its hard work in all! We love you 🇬🇭😅 pic.twitter.com/RlM7BTwO5i
— Jerome Otchere (@JeromeOtchere) March 29, 2022