Bright Kankam Boadu condemns alleged $2m payment for Otto Addo

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Ace sports presenter Bright Kankam Boadu has strongly contested reports circulating about the Ghana Football Association's purported readiness to pay $2 million to Borussia Dortmund for the release of Otto Addo to take up the Black Stars coaching position.

During a panel discussion on his sports show, Pure FM, Kankam Boadu expressed skepticism about the credibility of such rumors, asserting that the suggested financial arrangement lacks practical sense.

“There are rumors that Ghana will have to pay $2 million to Borussia Dortmund for Otto Addo. I’m not sure it's $2 million. I don’t want to believe it. It is not true. Only a mad person will pay such an amount," stated Kankam Boadu.

He went on to question the rationale behind such a financial commitment, considering the additional cost of compensating Otto Addo for his role as the Black Stars coach.

“Are we going to pay Dortmund $2 million and also pay Otto Addo for doing his work as Black Stars coach? Assuming we pay that $2 million and also pay Otto Addo $50,000, we would be spending $600,000 on him per year. Two years will be $1.2 million. If you add it to the $2 million, we would be spending $3.2 million on him for two years. $3.2 million can hire a coach of Mourinho’s calibre,” he argued.

The speculations arose following reports of Otto Addo being a front-runner for the Black Stars coaching position, replacing Chris Hughton, who was dismissed after Ghana's disappointing performance in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. During the tournament held in Ivory Coast, Hughton's Black Stars drew two games and lost one of three Group B matches.

Kankam Boadu's firm stance against the alleged financial arrangement highlights the growing debate surrounding the potential appointment of Otto Addo and the financial implications involved.



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