Herbert Addo was an inspiration to all upcoming coaches – Kwasi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah has lauded the legacy left behind by the late Herbert Addo.


Herbert Addo passed away last Friday, after failing to recover from an illness that had kept him in the hospital.

However, the former Hearts of Oak and Kotoko gaffer’s exploits on the local scene has etched his name into the hearts of many, with numerous messages of condolence flooding in from the football fraternity.

Kwesi Appiah – who also coached Ghana between 2012 and 2014 – has also lauded Addo’s commitment to the local game during his days.

According to the Al Khartoum boss, Addo served as a reference point to all upcoming coaches in the country.

“I was very sad to hear the death of coach Herbert Addo. He was someone we the up and coming coaches learned from,” Appiah is quoted as saying by Ghanasoccernet.com.

“I personally learnt a lot from him, and it is very sad to see him join his ancestors.

“He left a good legacy and may his soul rest in perfect peace. I know Ghanaians will remember him for his good works for the country.”

Herbert Addo etched his name into the folklore of Ghana football, having been the only coach to win the Ghana Premier League (GPL) on five occasions.

He won league titles with Hearts of Oak, Kotoko, Ashanti Gold and Aduana Stars in a hugely impressive career that spanned almost three decades.

Addo also holds the record as the only coach to have gone unbeaten in the GPL, with his Hearts of Oak side in the mid 2000s going 30 matches without tasting defeat.


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