Wellington wants Ghana U20 second chance

Published on: 18 September 2011

By Patrick Akoto

Coach Orlando Wellington has applied to re-take the national Under-20 team, four months after failing to defend the African Youth Championship.

The Berekum Chelsea assistant was in charge of the Black Satellites which bundled out of the tournament in South Africa at the Group stage.

Wellington was heavily criticized due to his inability to defend the trophy won in Rwanda two years earlier when he was deputy to Sellas Tetteh.

The former Heart of Lions head coach wants another opportunity to redeem his image.

"I want another chance with team and make it right and that's why I applied for the job again," Wellington said.

"The process that the FA has introduced is fine and will make it competitive for all of us but I think I have the track record and so if given the chance, will do well.

"However, the others who have also applied are also equally competent and therefore we’ll leave the GFA to decide."

Wellington was named the 2010/2011 Ghana Premier League Coach of the Year for winning the league title for Berekum Chelsea .



  • Kaptan
    says: 8 years ago
    Is he crazy or what? he completely humiliated as african and world champions by not even making it pass the group stage of the AYC not to talk of the world cup. By the way what track record is he talking about.
  • kojo
    says: 8 years ago
    you were giving a big chance and you failed. lets try some one else. thanks
  • Slay
    says: 8 years ago
    This man must be in wonderland. He must be dreaming to think he will be given the next batch of U-20's just after failing with the previous. A second chance will come but not now.
  • jimmy
    says: 8 years ago
    He should go and farm. He is no coach.
  • Pulock
    says: 8 years ago
    This man has no shame... lmao!
  • Gentle John
    says: 8 years ago
    Yes Pulock i was about to say same,he has no shame,he is the worse national team choach i have ever seen
  • Saxcee
    says: 8 years ago
    I thought this coach was only incompetent but hes just proven to be very stupid as well. After 10 days of training with the satellitds at camp nou he came bragging that there won't be any excuse at all for not retaining the world cup. He later came back with the excuse of poor player quality. I think such idiots must not tolerate. Massa go shit wai.
  • Adahunzu
    says: 8 years ago
    The greatest attribute of a good coach is in the very begining of selecting a team. This is where I know Mr Wellington falls short. A coaches abitlity to select the right players is everything. the ability to know if a player is really the best for a position is a shortcomimg of his. I was a couple of the tryouts and I thought a lot of players he did not pick were far better than those he picked.The defensive midfield position is the first one and then the supply positions. We are always talking about strikers,but strikers needto be supplied before they can finish.all our national teams have supply problems. We do not have good supply. What has been helping us is our take away to give away ratio. Orlando needs to learn player evaluation. He was having players play only 11 V 11 during tryouts. that is crazy, you need small sided games to evaluate players before 11 V 11. not have
  • braa jabulani
    says: 8 years ago
    he is simply not serious. I fink he used da under 20's to be a money makin venture. He is not jx a fool but a foolish fool. A coach hu selected players nd later after a disgraceful exit he came out the players weren't gud enuf. Nkwasias3m! If so, then hu selected da players 4 him. Foolish talk 4rm a foolish man.