Rest in peace Herbert Addo

Rest in peace Herbert Addo

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Mar 27, 2017. 12:02

In some sad news, Herbert Addo, who was one of the most revered technical brains in Ghana football, passed away on Saturday, 25 March 2017 in Accra.

The former Ghana coach was 65 at the time of his passing after suffering from a protracted illness.

Addo was one of the revered technical brains in Ghana football, thanks to his unrivalled 40 decades of experience at national and club levels.

He had a brief stint with the Black Stars in 1984 and guided them to win the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup in 1986 and 1987. He also qualified Ghana for the 2011 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Sudan, where the team failed to go past the group stage.

Prior to that, he had made history in 2010 by guiding new entrants, Aduana Stars, to win the Ghana Premier League in their first season in the top flight.

Addo also steered Ghanaian side Ashantigold to the final of the CAF Champions League in 1997, losing on penalties to Moroccan club Raja Athletic. He also won two league titles with the Obuasi-based club.

Besides spells with Ghana national youth teams including Black Satellites and Black Meteors, he also had stints with local sides Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Okwawu United, Hasaacas and most recently Inter Allies.

He becomes the latest high profile Ghanaian coach to have passed on in recent times after Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Jones Attuquaefio, Ben Kouffie, Fred Osam Duodu, Emmanuel Afranie and Sam Arday.

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