Eric Addo: 2006 World Cup Defender Appointed as Coach of FC Eindhoven

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Eric Addo has landed himself a coaching job at the Under-21 team of the Dutch Eredivsie side, FC Eindhoven.

The former Black Stars right back, Eric Addo, who brought to an end his playing career in 2012 has been named among the technical bench of the youth team after he successfully acquired his UEFA Coaching license.

Eric Addo is expected to help develop many great from the youth team as FC Eindhoven seek to rub shoulders with glamorous city rivals, PSV Eindhoven in the next few years.

Addo has a huge reputation in The Netherlands after playing most of his football with PSV and Roda JC Kekraade.

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Addo, who was a member of Ghana’s 2006 squad is currently the only African coach on the bench of the youth team of a Dutch side and his performance will go a long way to open doors for other Black coaches to their former clubs in the country.

Eric Addo started his career at Club Brugge in Belgium and had an opportunity to represent Belgium at the international level, but he declined that chance and opted to represent Ghana.

Eric Addo who played several roles during his time at the Black Stars made 45 appearances  from 1998 to 2010, made appearances in the 1998 and 2008 African Cup of Nations as well as the 2006 World Cup in Germany

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