Former Black Satellites head coach, Sellas Tetteh, has shockingly revealed that Andre Ayew was originally not part of his plans for the 2009 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt.
Sellas Tetteh led the Black Satellites to win the 2009 U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Rwanda and the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt. The team that secured the successes was captained by now Black Stars skipper Andre Ayew.
Speaking in an interview with Woezor TV, Sellas Tetteh revealed that although Andre Ayew played an integral role in the Black Satellites triumph at the U-20 AFCON, he was original not part of his plans for the World Cup.
“We had a very good tournament in Rwanda by winning the trophy and I must say our plan worked to perfection,” he told Accra-based Woezor TV.
“The players were ready to compete and they did it on the field of play and credit to them for their hard work.”
“We had to prepare for the World Cup and it was up to me and my technical team to make decisions and I must say Andre Ayew was not part of our plans.”
“He competed well in Rwanda but he was not part of the plans for the World Cup but we had to include him in the squad anyhow and during the World Cup he performed and I was happy for him,” he added.