The Ghana Football Association (GFA) issued a statement on its website announcing that Sellas Tetteh had replaced Mas-Ud Didi Dramani as Black Queens coach.
Coach Tetteh led the Black Satellites to world glory in 2009 and also to a fourth place finish at the 2013 World Championship. He also handled the Black Stars temporarily before leaving to handle the Sierra Leone male senior national team.
He admitted he was equally surprised at the early announcement of his appointment as he and the GFA were still in discussion over the job since he had given out his demands and was awaiting feedback.
Sellas Tetteh who has no known association with women’s football said: “Football is a universal language. It is the same set of rules and regulations so that should not be a problem.”
Coach Tetteh added: “I think it is more important to have the experience which I do. With regards to my knowing all the players, I frankly admit that I don’t but I think I have a capable assistant who will help very much in that regard. Once we get the players for the roles, we set to work on the technical bit. That is the most important.”
His first assignment will be to lead the Queens to the inaugural West African Football Nations (WAFU) campaign in Cote d’Ivoire from February 14 to February 24, to be followed by the preparations for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which Ghana will be hosting in November.
Coach Sellas Tetteh will be the 11th coach to handle the Black Queens.