Former Coach of Ghana’s U20 male National team, Sellas Tetteh has blamed the Black Starlets and the Black Satellites failure in the WAFU Zone B tournament to poor preparations insisting the team were not able to have an enough time to prepare.
The Black Satellites of Ghana on Tuesday lost to Burkina Faso in the semi final stage by a goal to nil. The Black Satellites were also eliminated by the U-20 side of the same opponent weeks ago in the WAFU Zone B tournament.
This means Ghana’s U-17 and the U-20 will miss out on the upcoming U-17 and U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria and Egypt after failure to progress in the WAFU Championship.
Sellas Tetteh who led Ghana to win the U-20 African Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup said the youth teams failure should serve as a lesson to have an enough time to prepare rather than thinking about winning trophies for now.
“During my time enough preparations in terms of friendly games helped and contributed to our success. This current teams did not prepare well.
“The development should be the key than the ambitions of winning a trophy. They didn’t organized the teams well before the tournament. All is about preparations. They should relax and prepare,” The former Ghana U23 and the Rwanda coach stated on Original FM.
Tetteh guided the Ghana under-20 team to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, becoming the first African team to win the competition. As a consequence, Tetteh won the CAF Coach of the Year Award and the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Coach of the Year Award. He was also honoured by veteran coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, who ‘knighted’ Tetteh.