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17.10.2019 Football News

I Expected A Bigger Celebration After Winning U-20 World Cup - Sellas Tetteh

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
I Expected A Bigger Celebration After Winning U-20 World Cup - Sellas Tetteh
LISTEN OCT 17, 2019

Coach Sellas Tetteh has admitted that he was expecting a grand celebration of the feat ten years after winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.

The Black Satellites beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties in Cairo to win the ultimate under the leadership of the former Liberty Professionals coach.

The team won the West African Championships and African Cup in Rwanda before heading to Egypt.

According to Tetteh, who is now in charge of Sierra Leone national said there should have been more celebrations of the achievement but conceded that the GFA also had other things like elections to deal with at the same time.

“Marking ten years since we won that cup should not be something that we should prompt the authorities over. It should have been natural that something like this should have been done.

"However, we have to be patient with the GFA because it is putting the structures in place. I believe that when all these things are done, our fear will be celebrated. What we did cannot be overlooked but I am sure that we will be celebrated when things are in order.”

Tetteh added that what the Black Satellites achieved in the 2009 calendar year was very special and it had a feeling of destiny to it.

"I kept saying that whatever was meant to happen, the Good Lord would make it happen. That was why we started winning from the WAFU tournament all the way to the World Cup. That legacy cannot be touched and we thank God for that.”

After the feat of 2009, Tetteh guided the 2013 Satellites team to 3rd place in that year’s tournament in Turkey and the 2015 team to a second-round place when the tournament was played in New Zealand.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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