The move by the national football governing body FERWAFA to engage Ghana’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup winning coach Sellas Tetteh for possible takeover either the national junior soccer team or their elder brothers, should be considered a wise move.
For starters, this is an individual with an impressive CV given the fact that he was the first African coach to guide any African team to win the prestigious tournament.
Besides, this is a tactician better acquainted with African football compared to their Western counterparts.
Coincidentally, Tetteh was nurtured by the only coach who has ever led the Amavubi--our national team—to the African Cup of Nations, Ratomir Dujkovic, who he deputised when Ghana featured in the World Cup of 2006.
If he’s hired, the hope is that he will build a team of youngsters, a task to which he is no stranger given his experience with the Black Stars.
However, this man if successful in his interview and negotiations will need the support of both FERWAFA and the Ministry of Sports, as his employers as well as the key stakeholders.
He would be taking the job at a time when, for the first time in the history of our football, we have soccer academies that are nurturing young talent.
He would be expected to make good use of these institutions to build a team that will fly high the flag of this nation at major regional, continental and international tournaments.