Facts About the Late Herbert Addo

The death of former Black Stars and Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo is a big blow not only to the football family but to the entire sports industry in Ghana.

Ghanasoccernet takes a closer look at the legendary coach who had stints with almost all the Ghanaian national teams as well as the big clubs in the country including Kotoko, Hearts, AshGold and Aduana Stars.

Quick facts

-Herbert Addo was the first Ghanaian coach to win the WAFU club championship in 1982

-He is the first Ghanaian coach to play in the final of the CAF Champions League in 1997, which was the maiden edition and his side Ashgold lost on penalties.

-Herbert Addo is one of the two coaches to have won the Ghana Premier League with two different clubs, Hearts in 2002 and Aduana Stars in 2009/10, which is only matched by Emmanuel Afranie.

-He is also one of the four coaches to win the Ghana premier League for at least two times, with only Jones Attuquafio winning more.

-Addo won the league in his first season at Hearts of Oak in 2002

-In 2003, Addo played a complete season without a defeat, becoming the first coach to do so, but unfortunately failed to win the league. In 1970 Olympics went unbeaten and subsequently won the league, however it was a novelty league.

-He became the first coach to guide a newly promoted club (Aduana Stars) to a league triumph in 2009/10 and they also kept clean sheets in all the 15 home matches played, a record in Ghana league,

-He became the first coach to guide a team to beat relegation after losing all their first 7 matches. He took charge of Inter Allies on match day 6 and lost the 7th week game, however they pulled a great surprise by finishing 8 on the league log.

-He also led Inter Allies to the final of the MTN FA Cup, but lost 2-1 in the extra time to Kotoko.

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