Otto Addo, a former Ghana coach, has pleaded with Ghanaians not to have unrealistic expectations for the Black Stars’ immediate success because the team is still developing.
His remark follows the nation’s disqualification from the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The previous week, Ghana lost to Uruguay 2-0. The Black Stars knew they needed a draw to advance to the tournament’s next round before kickoff.
The talent coach for Borussia Dortmund, however, says that while the current squad has promise, trophy wins will take time.
“When a new coach comes, I’ll expect that he is given the chance to develop and to allow the team to grow,” he said, as quoted by Graphic Sports.
“Sometimes, it takes losses to grow and the best sportsmen have learned to turn their failures into success stories.
“I have difficulties in putting pressure on young players. Everyone knows that we have a good team that, hopefully, if we continue developing would get better. But we should not expect anything today because development is a process and takes time,” he added.
Otto Addo has now resigned from his position as Black Stars coach in the wake of the team’s elimination from the competition.