Germany’s Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff heaped praise on erstwhile Ghana International Otto Addo as Borussia Dortmund returned to winning ways.
Following the dismissal of Swiss trainer Lucien Favre after the Yellow and Blacks succumbed to a humiliating 5-1 defeat to newly promoted Stuttgart on Saturday, Erdin Terzic (then assistant manager) was appointed as caretaker manager with Otto Addo as his assistant.
And it took just a game for the double act of Terzic and Addo to conjure a win for the 1997 UEFA Champions League winners as they edged Werder Bremen by 2 goals to one with Marco Reus scoring the winner.
Prior to tonight’s game, Dortmund had only earned four points in their last five matches in the German top-flight, despite showing some good performances in the Champions League, finishing first in Group F ahead of Lazio.
And the German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff wasted no time in acknowledging Otto Addo in Dortmund’s first win in the Bundesliga in as many games.
Otto Addo, former player of Dortmund, was announced as the club’s ‘talent coach’ last year. The role was created to serve as a link between the youth and senior teams.
However he would have to assist Terzic arrest the poor domestic form of Dortmund as they seek to provide a sterner test in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich and new forces RB Leipzig.
Otto Addo played for Dortmund between 1999 and 2005, making 98 Bundesliga appearances and scoring 16 goals and winning the 2002 Bundesliga title during his time with the Club.
He also featured for Ghana at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, making two appearances as the Black Stars reached the round of 16.