The coach of the Ghana U 20 World Cup team has been more than open to oferign words or rich advice to the teams of Cameroon and Nigeria.
Ghana’s Under-20 World Cup winning coach Sellas Tetteh has provided Nigeria and Cameroon with pertinent advice so as to show case a great performance at this year’s tournament in Colombia.
The defending champions were not able to qualify for the finals and are proud of the fact that Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Mali will represent Africa.
Tetteh is confident that Nigeria or Cameroon could get to the finals in Colombia.
“Winning depends on tenacity of character; Nigeria and Cameroon have that,” told a leading sports website.
Tetteh, who is presently Rwanda’s national team coach, said the secret behind Ghana’s success in Egypt in 2009 was that the team had been united in the effort and had undergone serious preparations.
“We had taken part in a West African regional tournament, the African championships in Rwanda; we went to Asia, then to Tunisia, before proceeding to Egypt,” he said.
“I’m aware Nigeria have been to Portugal preparing well for this tournament, and so I think Nigeria and Cameroon are my strongest contenders for the competition.”
Tetteh is sad that Ghana did not qualify to get the title they won in Egypt once again, but accepts that in football there are losers and winners.
“It is a disappointed not just for Ghana but for African continent as a whole; as champions we would be expected to be there to defend the cup.”
Tetteh said the Under-20 World Cup is the biggest chance for young and ambitious players to move forward in their football careers.
”This where you find the balance between coming from under-17 tournaments as a good player and progressing to the senior fold,” he added.
“It’s from here you can determine whether a player can go far or not, because the tournament brings out the best in the players.”Pin It