World Cup Winning Coach Sellas Tetteh Laments Over Ghana Neglect

World Cup Winning Coach Sellas Tetteh Laments Over Ghana Neglect

  • Sellas Tetteh has revealed that the Ghana Football Association owes him for winning the 2009 U20 World Cup
  • The former Ghana U20 coach insists he has been neglected despite his achievement for the country
  • Tetteh has played a significant role in the development of talents in Ghana

Former Ghana U20 coach, Sellas Tetteh has disclosed that he is yet to be paid by the Football Association for winning the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup.

The ex-Liberty Professionals coach led the Black Satellites to a historic World Cup triumph in Egypt in 2009, becoming the first and only country in Africa to win the U20 tournament.

However, after 13 years, the veteran trainer is yet to be compensated for his services to the nation.

Sellas Tetteh, Ghana, World Cup, FIFA U20 World Cup
Sellas Tetteh has revealed being owed by the Ghana Football Association for winning the U20 World Cup. Credit: @ghafaofficial Getty Images
Source: Twitter
“I have been discussing with Kurt Okraku because since we, the technical team when we won the World Cup, they didn’t pay us any money,” he told Sports Obama TV as quoted by Pulse.

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“They didn’t pay us any money. There was a document for it. I went and discuss that with Kurt Okraku. At least they were supposed to give us $4000.
“As for the players their money and all those things, they were not paid anything. They kept it in an account for them. I have spoken to the people in charge and Kurt Okraku but he has been busy because of the World Cup. I will try and meet him and talk to him.”

The 66-year-old recently fell ill but has recovered and hopes the FA will heed to their promise.

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