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Asamoah Gyan backs Otto Addo, asks for patience from Ghana

Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has appealed to the Ghana Football Association and Ghanaians to have some patience with Otto Addo, the current coach of the Black Stars. 

In Otto’s initial two matches, the team endured a 2-1 loss against Nigeria and managed a 2-2 draw against Uganda during the March international window.

With the Black Stars encountering difficulties securing victories in seven consecutive games across various competitions, Gyan, who played alongside Addo during the 2006 World Cup, expressed confidence that his former teammate could excel if given time to nurture the team.

“Otto Addo has returned to a changed environment and with different players. Although he has previous experience with some players, it’s a gradual process.

“He has also introduced new staff, signaling a fresh era,” remarked Gyan during an interview on Asempa FM’s Ultimate Sports Show.

“Let’s observe his contributions. We should back him in his reconstruction efforts and evaluate his potential direction.

“Ultimately, Ghanaians will assess his performance, thus we should grant him the opportunity to shape his team,” he added.

Gyan also suggested that the Black Stars should be built around Mohammed Kudus.

“Currently, it’s evident, it’s Mohammed Kudus,” he stated when questioned about the team’s focal point.

“During my era, we had Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, and now it’s Kudus because he’s the only Ghanaian performing well, notably in England.

“In fact, he’s presently the sole African player excelling, so we must support him.”

Otto Addo has a daunting task to guide the team to triumphs in June as they encounter Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR) in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

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