I've been neglected by Ghana, sick Addo cries

Herbert Addo
The veteran coach says he is disappointed over the lack of attention and care from the Ghana Football Association

Former Ghana coach Herbert Addo says he has been neglected by the football association as he currently battles an unknown ailment.

The 65-year-old has coached the Black Stars, the under-20 team as well as the under-23 side, and is also privileged to be the only coach to have won five titles with four different clubs in the local topflight.

His most recent job was at Inter Allies, with whom he parted ways in May last year.

“I was so shocked when I saw the Graphic [newspaper] on Monday on EK Afranie’s burial; [people wearing] big 'Kente', the president [of the Ghana Football Association] was even there," Addo told Starr FM.

"The likes of Osam Duodu are all gone; we could have done something better but they are all gone.

“For the past six months, I have not had any visit from the Ghana FA but for the likes of Coach Dauda Lutterodt and I was happy when I saw them. 

"I am disappointed but they need to keep track of those who have served the nation, so at least they could get free medical attention."

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Allies aside, Addo has been in charge of a host of top Ghanaian clubs including Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko, Ashanti Gold, Aduana Stars, Great Olympics and Sekondi Hasaacas.

His situation is alarming, considering the demise of four veteran coaches - Ben Koufie, EK Afranie, Fred Osam-Duodu and recently Sam Arday - in the last eight months.