- Former Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh has made a shocking revelation about his World Cup winning captain
- Sellas Tetteh included Andre Ayew in his squad for the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Egypt as the Black Satellites emerged champions
- Ghana became the first and only African country to win the FIFA U20 World Cup after beating Brazil
Ghana's U20 FIFA World Cup winning coach, Sellas Tetteh, has disclosed that captain of his team at that time, Andre Ayew, was not part of his plans for the tournament in Egypt in 2009.
Ayew had captained the team to victory at the Africa U20 championship in Rwanda earlier that year.
However, Sellas Tetteh revealed that the now Black Stars captain was not supposed to be in his team for the World Cup in Egypt.
"We had a very good tournament in Rwanda by winning the trophy and I must say our plan worked to perfection," the 65-year-old told Woezor TV, as quoted by Ghanaweb.
"The players were ready to compete and they did it on the field of play and credit to them for their hard work."
"We had to prepare for the World Cup and it was up to me and my technical team to make decisions and I must say Andre Ayew was not part of our plans."
"He competed well in Rwanda but he was not part of the plans for the World Cup but we had to include him in the squad anyhow and during the World Cup he performed and I was happy for him.”
Andre Ayew starred and was the leader of the team as the Black Satellites defeated Brazil on penalties to win the FIFA U20 World Cup for the first time.
Andre Ayew celebrates league triumph with Al Sadd
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Andre Ayew joined his Al Sadd teammates to celebrate their latest achievement after winning the Qatari Stars league.
The Wolves celebrated the success after their victory over Al Rayyan on Tuesday night in front of thousands of fans at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
In a video posted on Twitter by the club, Andre Ayew and his teammates seized the moment as they jubilated before their final game in the league against Al Wakrah on Friday.