Otto Addo, U19 coach of German giants Hamburg, has expressed interest in coaching Ghana in future when he fully matures in his new profession.

Otto Addo

Otto Addo, U19 coach of German giants Hamburg, has expressed interest in coaching Ghana in future when he fully matures in his new profession.

The ex-Ghana international is honing his career at the coach of the U19 side of the German club and he is keen on making an impact for his country by coaching the Black Stars.

Addo was part of the Ghana squad that went to the 2006 World Cup but injuries curtailed his career which resulted in his decision to take to coaching.

He has so far excelled by leading the U19 to several successes in pre-season and he is expected to churn out new talents for the club.

Despite leading the U19 side of the German club, Addo says he want to help his country with his coaching expertise in future.

?When given the opportunity, I would want to coach any of the national teams of Ghana as part of my widow?s mite for Ghana,? he said.

He believes his wealth of experience as a former player and now coach can inure to the benefit of the teams in the near future.

Recounting his journey to the current post, Addo said he was at the helm of affairs of the U-19 youth side, first, as an assistant coach before rising through the ranks to becoming the coach.

The German-born Ghanaian, 38, retired from football in 2008 before acquiring his UEFA license coaching certificate.

His current post is his first major club coaching assignment as he becomes the second former Ghanaian footballer currently coaching in Germany with the other one being Sebastian Barnes, who coaches the youth side of Bayern Leverkusen.

He hinted that he also has FIFA license certificate, which now gives him the opportunity to coach both youth and adult side as well.

He played for clubs such as Hanover, Dortmund, Mainz and Hamburg.

He featured for the Black Stars in their maiden World Cup appearance in Germany in 2006.

He made 15 appearances for Ghana, scoring twice in a national team career that was blighted by knee injuries.

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