‘Super Eagles are vulnerable’ – Ghana coach Addo confident of victory in Marrakech

Ghana head Coach Otto Addo believes the Super Eagles are venerable hence he can use that to get a victory in Friday’s friendly in Marrakech.

Addo was re-appointed last week having previously been in charge during later part of the Black Stars’ 2022 World Cup qualification campaign when they triumphed over Nigeria on away goals in the playoffs and reached the finals in Qatar.

Despite Ghana having a good chance of stopping the Eagles in Marrakech, Addo did not stop short of highlighting their strengths which were instrumental in reaching the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.

“I think we have observed them well, we know what to expect from them,” Addo said ahead of the game.

“They have really, really strong and experienced players, even though I guess not all of them are here. I think they have a very, very strong squad. We expect them to be very hard to break against the ball but also with the ball, which you saw at the African Cup of Nations, they are really, really good in offensive transmissions, they have fast players on the wings, tall players upfront who can hold the ball no matter who comes, with a really, really solid back chain so it’s going to be tough.

“But we know what we can do and we know how to play against such a host and even though they went to the final, they showed in some matches that they are vulnerable so anything can happen. I am just hoping that we get a good start and we can end this game as the winning team.”

Ghana will take on Uganda in another friendly after the Nigeria match, and Addo asserted that both games will prepare the team optimally for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Mali and Central African Republic in June.

“For me, it’s always the same. Each match has different preferences and different options. But also different hurdles and different solutions and for us it’s always the aim to find the right solutions defensively and offensively,” the former Borussia Dortmund talent coach added.

“So I think Nigeria and Uganda it’s an optimal preparation for the team and I think we can expect the same obstacles, so however the game ends, if we take the right conclusions out of these games then we can prepare ourselves for the upcoming matches against Mali and Central African Republic.”

Ghana and Nigeria have met 56 times previously with the Black Stars claiming 25 wins to the Super Eagles’ 12 while 19 games have ended in draws.

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