Sellas happy with Black Stars lessons

16 years ago

He had come in for criticism and praise since assuming head coach duties for the Black Stars on a temporal basis but Sellas Tetteh bows out with pride, he told

Sellas guided Ghana to two successive wins in Group 5 of the 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup after starting off with a home win over Libya, beat Lesotho away before falling to Gabon in Libreville.

But his side prevailed over the Gabonese at the Ohene Djan Stadium on Sunday with a 2-0 win courtesy goals from Prince Tagoe and Sulley Muntari, leaving Sellas Tetteh to savour the victory and hail the performance of the Black Stars.

“I saw it as a personal victory too. Going back on top would give us some advantage when we go into the next phase of qualifiers.

“I am pleased with the result but excited with the performance from the team,” the Black Stars coach said in a post match interview.

Ghana reclaimed the top spot in Group 5 in the African zone qualifiers of the 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup by a superior goal difference over Libya, who also have 9 points apiece.

Sellas Tetteh, cheery in victory, admitted that he had really enjoyed every moment of his work with the senior team but says, he leaves with a bag full of important lessons.

“It has been a tremendous experience and I have really enjoyed it. I would grow with the experience.

“I just leave my print. I thank them (players) for living up to it and I think there’s more work ahead for the team.

“We need to qualify for the World Cup and we must continue from here when they qualifiers resume later.

“I would need to take some breather now, it has been intensive,” Sellas Tetteh told

“If there’s one thing I have learnt as head coach of the Black Stars, that is to remain very strong at all times.

“You must be very strong at all times and have the confidence that it would work.”

Sellas Tetteh would remain busy this week when he joins up Under-20 team, the Black Satellites to prepare for the 2009 African U-20 Championships in Rwanda with a qualifying game against Angola on Sunday.