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Former Chiefs Coach Unveiled By African Giants

Former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach John Paintsil has been named in the backroom staff of new Ghana coach Otto Addo.

Addo, who had been working as “talent coach” at Borussia Dortmund, had been announced as new Ghana head coach last week.

He will initially join the Black Stars during the March international window before returning to BVB and parting ways with the Bundesliga side in June to take up his role permanently.

Addo already coached Ghana on an interim basis in 2022, when he was leading his country at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but left his role to return to Dortmund after they were knocked out in the group stages.

The former BVB and Ghana winger has now named his technical team, which includes former Chiefs assistant Paintsil, who holds a CAF B Licence. He is one of three Ghana asisstants, the others being former Orlando Pirates player Fatau Dauda and Joseph Laumann.

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“Otto Addo has named Joseph Laumann, John Painstil, and Fatau Dauda as assistant coaches,” the Ghana FA said via a statement.

“Laumann, a UEFA pro-License holder, previously played in Cyprus, Germany, and Vietnam. In coaching, he has had stints with Standard Liege, VfL Bochum, and Barnsley in the English championship.

“Also, in the backroom, staff are former Ghana players John Painstil and Fatawu Dauda.

“John Painstil played for Fulham, West Ham United, and Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa before hanging his boots after featuring in two FIFA World Cup tournaments for Ghana.

“The former Berekum Arsenal and Liberty Professionals player is a Ghana legend of 89 caps, a former captain and a member of the squad that won Bronze in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

“John was a former assistant coach at Kaizer Chiefs and a CAF Licence B holder.

“Fatawu Dauda, a former goalkeeper of Voradep, Okwahu United, AshantiGold and Orlando Pirates, represented Ghana 23 times and featured in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.”

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