Weah riled by Ghana snub for Tetteh

Published on: 19 May 2010

African football legend George Weah has descended on the Ghana FA for failing to tap the expertise of Fifa Under-20 World Cup winning coach Sellas Tetteh.

The 1995 World Footballer of the Year believes the 53-year-old should have been given a role in Black Stars technical set-up after his historic achievement last year.

"I don't understand why he (Sellas Tetteh) is not part of the coaching staff. He won the World Cup at the Under 20 level and most of his players are in the national team. Those players were even taken to the Nations Cup and they did well," Weah said on local radio station.

Tetteh is in-charge of the Rwanda national team and has been ruled of playing any role in Ghana's World Cup campaign.

"Because he was never considered, he had to look elsewhere and that is how come he accepted the Rwanda job. If the FA had made room for him, he will feel safe and recognized," Weah added.

Comments

  • osei yeboah
    says: 9 years ago
    I agree 150percent with Mr Weah..Its ridiculous sometimes but this is Ghana.We are paying expatriates thousands of dollars when we have equally good if not better materials here.Silas is a very good coach. NO FOREIGN coach has ever won a trophy for my MOTHERLAND.all our 4 African cups were won with Ghanaian coaches and our under 17 and 20 world cups by Ghanaian ....so this could only mean that we can win the world cup with an AFRICAN in the helms of affair.Its a pity though that Silas is not part of the technical coaches on bench during the world cup but he was the assistant when we went to germany2006....It would only be sensible if he were in southafrica2010....GOD SAVE GHANA
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    You may be right to some extent, George. But don't worry, I believe the current coach will leave after the WC and so who knows Sellas may still have a chance.
  • osei yeboah
    says: 9 years ago
    funny kenneth......when would he be given a chance....you know he should have been included in the technical team....to give him more exposure and confidence .....I WEEP FOR NKRUMAHS GHANA....53YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND STILL NOT GOT CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN THE BLACK MAN.....
  • osei yeboah
    says: 9 years ago
    funny kenneth......when would he be given a chance....you know he should have been included in the technical team FOR SOUTH AFRICA....to give him more exposure and confidence .....I WEEP FOR NKRUMAHS GHANA....53YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND STILL NOT GOT CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN THE BLACK MAN.....
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    To the CLOWN Osei-Asibey, Ghana is not for Nkrumah alone. Remember that.
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    To the CLOWN Osei-Asibey,Ghana is not for Nkrumah alone. Remember that.
  • tibay
    says: 9 years ago
    But Nkrumah gave Ghana a direction. For his sake we can tell all Africans including the Giants of Africa-Nigeria that we are the "BIG BROTHER OF AFRICA" That means more than I can explain here. Weah is right.But sometimes coaches need people they feel confident in working with.So there is no misunderstanding and confusion.They do well when they feel they are in total control.
  • tohazie
    says: 9 years ago
    YOU ARE RIGHT AND I BELIEVE YOU 200%.
  • chaleboii
    says: 9 years ago
    George Weah is right!! i believe the same thing... Sellas Tetteh should have been part of the coaching staff for the World Cup and in Angola!
  • Osebarima Yaw
    says: 9 years ago
    Look there is time for everything in this world,and i don't think the GFA not including couch Tetteh is a mistake, Tetteh was in Ghana when they send for a foriegn couch,let us admit what we have and stop critizes,let's focus on our couch we have,by the help of God things will be all right.If George Weah,have any ideas about couching, he should live the presidential race in Liberia and go back to the field to couch Liberia national team the LONE STAR,that is the best job for him as a footballer,or build a good football academy to train and couch the youngsters,to became somebody in future,and that alone will generate money for him,so i will like to take this opporturnity to advise George Weah to live the politics and get back to the field,and take up the Liberia natiional team the LONE STAR, that is where he belong to,since he knows how to advice,may God bless our motherland GHANA Thank you.
  • k dude
    says: 9 years ago
    I think David Duncan shoould rather be given this opportunity. He is the best coach in Ghana right now. Coach Opeele may also be very Useful for scouting. We need scouts for this WC!!
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    THE GUY IS RIGHT. TETTEH HAS DONE WAT NO AFRICAN COACH HAVE DONE AND YET GHANA SNUB HIM.GHANA SHOULD CALL HIM BACK IN OUR TECHNICAL TEAM IF IS NOT TOO LATE.HE UNDERSTAND GHANA FOOTBALL BETTER THAN MILO.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    IF LOCAL COACHES ARE PAID THE SAME AMOUNT LIKE WHITES COACHES THEY WILL DELIVER FOR GHANA.
  • ZG
    says: 9 years ago
    No African country will ever win a world cup without an african coach.this foreign coaches do not care as much as a native country man will care for his own.Until Africa wakes up and stands up for them selves,we will be bullied forever.How can majority of the same U20 champions be going to the WC and the coach that got them there is no where near the pitch with them.The white man laughs at us all the time.its soo sad
  • Yaw Cephas
    says: 9 years ago
    Well said, Weah. You see the way we behave as African? Till we come to the understanding that we are well able, we are joking. As we think, so we are. Black man wth no confidence in himself. Only blacks can do it for Africa whether politics, football or ..... Silas, you are good and we love. If it had not been the expliots of Silas Tetteh, who would have known what these youngters can do? Silas presence in SA could do us a lot of good. The pp who say they are in charge of football in Ghana shd know better. God bless Ghana.
  • zimbo
    says: 9 years ago
    Its about time our local coaches are also given the chance to prove what they are made off.Selas is now the coach of Rwanda.so what happens if we dont fare well in the world cup?Would we call him for future assistance.Selas is better than Milo thats my opinion
  • Usman
    says: 9 years ago
    FOOLISH GFA AND AND THOSE IN SPORTS MINISTRIES.TELL DID YOU WON EVEN A SPOON WITH THOSE FOREIGN COACHES YOU`VE BEEN BRINGING TO GHANA?? YOU DISRESPECT OUR LOCAL ONES WHO BRING UP OUR PLAYERS THAT ARE FAMOUS NOW.AFRICA HAS A BIG PROBLEM FROM THE FA`S YOU LIKE WHITE YOU THINK WHITE IS CLEVER THAN YOU,YOU DENIGRATE YOURSELF IN THE 1ST PLACE AND YOU WORSHIP THOSE EASTERN BLOCK COACHES THAT HAS SOVIET UNION CV
  • KK
    says: 9 years ago
    INFACT THE INTERPRETOR FOR MILO EARNS MORE THAN AKWASI APPIAH THE ASSISTANT COACH. WE DONT RESPECT OUR OWN
  • Tamimu
    says: 9 years ago
    Mr.Weah, you are very correct on that point,actually mr. Sellas should have been included,it is not too late and i strongly believe that he Sellas will be back for the team,if not now later.Though our GFA are sometimes useless, one example is by appologising to Ballack which Germany would not have done to any Ghanaian player,the GFA have also in some cases have made the right choice of trainers such as Sellas himself Dokovich and this present trainer who has set the record straight.I believe there is some wisdom behind the exclusion of Mr.Sellas at the moment and i supose he will be back in the near future
  • Philosopher
    says: 9 years ago
    This is one of the reasons why we're not progressing as we should as a continent. Why should we always give all the credits to the whitess? Are some of us not better than them. We must try 2 respect our ownselves coz the whites cannot continue to dictate to us anymore! WEAH IS 100% RIGHT. Why did the GFA decided to snub dz man? Is it not his boys we re now taking to the world cup? Infact dz is a shame to the FA! What has Selas done to the fA. They try n consider dz one..thx
  • edlover
    says: 9 years ago
    FIRST AND FOREMOST LET ME THANK COACH TETTEH FOR PUTTING GHANA'S NAME INTO GUINEASS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS FOR BEING THE FIRST AFRICAN COACH TO WIN WORLD UNDER 20 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR HIS OWN COUNTRY,, AND EVEN FOR OUR OWN UNDER 17 TEAM TO WIN THOSE TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS IT WAS A FOREIGN COACH WHO HELP US TO WIN BOTH TOURNAMENTS.. THE WHOLE WORLD AND OMAN GHANA APPRECIATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENT,AND LET ME SAY AGAIN SHAME UNTO MOTHER GHANA FOR HIRING A FOREIGN COACH AND PUTTING EVERY TRUST IN HIM WHILES PAYING HIM $40,000 A MONTH WHILES PUTTING HIS ENTERPRETER ALSO ON PAYROLL,,SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME IF WE DONT HAVE A BILINGUAL SCHOOL IN GHANA FOR THIS MILOVAN TO GO LEARN ENGLISH AS LONG AS HE STAY IN THE COUNTRY TO COACH OUR BOYS?HOW LONG CAN WE KEEP ON SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY FOR THIS TWO PEOPLE WHILES OUR OWN NATIVE KWASI APPIAH BEING THE ASSISTANT COARCH AND NOT RECEIVING EVEN HALF OF WHAT THIS TWO ARE MAKING?I THINK COACH SILLAS WAS A VERY SMART GUY TO REALSE IT WILL BE VERY STUPID TO MAKE HIS OWN COUNTRY FAME WHILES THEY WILL NOT APPRECIATE WHAT EVER GOOD JOB HE WAS DOING THATS WHY HE THOUGHT OTHERWISE, THAT IS TIME TO MOVE ON THAN TO WAIST HIS TIME SERVING HIS OWN COUNTRY,,SO GOODLUCK COACH TETTEH AND MAY YOU KEEP ON WINNING MORE SUCCES