The General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Prosper Harrison Addo, says positive talks with the entourages of Otto Addo, Chris Hughton, George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani have been held to keep them for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The quartet secured Ghana’s qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after being in the dugouts as the interim technical team for the playoff game against Nigeria in March.

After qualification, there have been calls to main the four for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers as well as the World Cup, including a plea by Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to the GFA president to do everything possible to keep the team together.

Speaking exclusively to JoySports, Harrison Addo revealed that talks are in the final stages to confirm the quartet as the technical team for the Black Stars ahead of the qualifiers.

“The quartet that delivered us the qualification will be kept together. So we need to work on the modalities of they staying with the team to go to the World Cup and so we have been working on it, engaging them positively and they have been positive so far” he said.

“We are in the final stages of the engagements. The processes are such that you do the engagements and then liaise with the ministry [Youth and Sports] and then you get the greenlight to move on. Be rest assured that the quartet will join us. They will plan and execute the upcoming matches as well as the four-nation tournament [in Japan].

“They will also pick up in September and November we go to the World Cup.”

The Black Stars will begin their AFCON qualifiers next month against Madagascar.