Tetteh’s hard road to fame

He said Baffour Gyan and the current Liberty coach, George Lamptey, were some of the boys he handled at that early stage of his association with Liberty. Later on, he nurtured players such as Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan, John Paintsil, Derek Boateng, William Amamoo, Emmanuel Pappoe, Addoquaye Pappoe, William Tiero, Kwadwo Asamoah and Kwame Frimpong, all products of Liberty Professionals, into world-class stars.
NEW MAN AT THE HELM: Sellas Tetteh
NEW MAN AT THE HELM: Sellas Tetteh

He said Baffour Gyan and the current Liberty coach, George Lamptey, were some of the boys he handled at that early stage of his association with Liberty.

Later on, he nurtured players such as Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan, John Paintsil, Derek Boateng, William Amamoo, Emmanuel Pappoe, Addoquaye Pappoe, William Tiero, Kwadwo Asamoah and Kwame Frimpong, all products of Liberty Professionals, into world-class stars.

According to Sellas, he was drafted to assist Coach Oti Akenteng, who was then in charge of the national Under-17 side, the Black Starlets, in 2001. He took full responsibility for the team in 2002 and handled current national team players such as Prince Tagoe, Eric Bekoe, Bawa Mumuni and Anthony Annan.

In 2003, he was promoted to the national Under-23 team and the Black Stars under Coach Ralph Zumdich as assistant coach.

Apart from these, Sellas also worked under various foreign coaches who handled the Black Stars — Mariano Barreto, Ratomir Dujkovich and Claude de Roy — and had served as a stop gap coach a number of times.   He also handled the Black Stars in their Africa Cup/World Cup 2010 preliminary campaign.

Before he was re-assigned to the Black Satellites, he had taken the Black Starlets to the World Cup in Korea.
With the Black Satellites, he won gold at the WAFU level, gold in Rwanda, in addition to the current world conquest.

Sellas, born on December 12, 1956 to the late Mensah Teivi, an auto mechanic, and Madam Elizabeth Dablah, a trader, is the first of eight siblings born to his parents.

He started school at the All Saints Anglican Primary School at Adabraka and continued at the Bishop Boys’ Middle School at Bubiashie, both in Accra. He continued at the Royal Technical College at Nungua and trained as an auto mechanic.

He is married to Elizabeth Idun Teivi and has two children, Precious Awefa Teivi and Prince Kelvin Sowah Teivi.

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