Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has requested for additional deputy trainer following an unlikely availability of German-based Otto Addo ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January 2022.
The Serbian gaffer wants extra technical brain in his backroom staff including a physiotherapist ahead of the continental showpiece early next year.
This was confirmed by the communications director of the country’s football governing body during an interview with Kumasi-based Light FM.
There are serious doubts about the availability of the former Ghana international due to his engagement with German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund will be involved in crucial matches during the AFCON tournament – which puts Addo’s involvement in danger.
Milovan Rajevac is demanding for another assistant coach despite the availability of third in command Maxwell Konadu.
“Coach Milovan has requested for an additional assistant coach because Bundesliga will go on break for the Christmas and we might not have Otto Addo for Black Stars duties so there is the need to have a temporary assistant coach for Milovan for the AFCON games,” he said
According to the country’s football governing body, the Black Star will open camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 ahead of the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon.
The Ghanaian team will wrap up their test matches against African Champions Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
The Black Stars will depart Doha for Yaoundé on Friday, January 7, 2022 to take on the rest of Africa at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The four-time African champions will play African champions Algeria during their training camp in the gulf country.
GHANA SCHEDULE IN DOHA – QATAR
Team open camp on December 22, 2021
First Friendly match against a club side – December 28, 2021
Second friendly match against AFCON bound country – January 1, 2022
Third friendly against Algeria – January 5, 2022
Departure to Cameroon – January 7, 2022
Submission of final squad – December 30, 2021.