Black Stars Farewell Match: Coach Herbert Addo to handle ‘Dream Team’ against Black Stars on Friday

Experienced trainer Herbert Addo has been given the nod to handle a local select side dubbed ‘The Dream Team’ to play the Black Stars in a farewell match ahead of the 2014 World Cup on Friday.

The 63-year-old was announced as head coach by organisers on Monday evening to handle a strong local star-studded squad also unwrapped on Monday evening.

The former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko trainer is currently head coach atGhana Premier League debutants Inter Allies, lifting them from the bottom of the league table to seventh with two games left to wind up the season.

Addo will be in the dug-out with his Allies side on Tuesday as they face giants Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium before taking charge of his team on Thursday morning.

The disciplinarian will aiming to take a shot at fame on Friday evening as he seeks to guide a home-based side including four players each from Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko and rivals Hearts of Oak and several talented collections to beat a star-studded Black Stars side in the farewell match.

Kotoko head coach Mas-Ud Dramani was also in strong contention to be chosen for the fixed-term job but Addo beat him to it following his impressive work at Allies since taking charge miles into the season.

Coach Herbert Addo
Dream Team:
Kwabena Adusei                              Kotoko

Abeiku Ainooson                              Kotoko

Jordan Opoku                                   Kotoko

Seidu Bancey                                     Kotoko

Robert Dabuo                                    Ashgold

Lawrence Lartey                               Ashgold

Joshua Tijani                                    Ashgold

Philemon McCarthy                       Hearts of Oak

Nuru Sulley                                      Hearts of Oak

Ashitey Ollenu                                 Hearts of Oak

Winfred Cobinah                             Hearts of Oak

Godfred Saka                                   Aduana Stars

Emmanuel Akuoku                        Aduana Stars

Seth Opare                                       Aduana Stars

Jeremiah Arkorful                          Tema Youth

Attama Larweh                                Tema Youth

Abdul Latif                                        Tema Youth

Nicholas Oijer                                  Bechem FC

Augustine Ocran                             Bechem FC

Bright Adjei                                      WA All Stars

Michael Mensah                              WA All Stars

Stephen Nyarko                               WA All Stars

Mustapha Issaka                             Dream FC

Issah Mumuni                                 Dream FC

Ahmed Nyame                                 All Blacks

George Owoo                                   Hasaacas

  Story by Ghana/Joy Sports

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