Ghana’s head coach Sellas Tetteh listens to his national anthem ahead of their FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarter-final football match against South Korea in the Egyptian city of Suez, 140 kms northeast of Cairo, on October 9, 2009. AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Ghana FA has settled on a much more experienced trainer for the senior women’s national team by appointing Sellas Tetteh as new boss.

Tetteh takes over from Mas-Ud Dramani who vacated the post for a new challenge at Danish club side FC Nordsjaelland. understands that assistant Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo was initially favoured to assume the role until her former boss advised the need for her to be allowed to be guided by a more experienced hand in the immediate future.

Tagoe-Quarcoo once played for the Black Queens and is also a former referee who has now attained a Caf Licence ‘A’ coaching certificate. She remains the Black Queens assistant.

From his humble beginning as a coach at Kotobabi Powerlines in 1995, 61-year-old Sellas Tetteh has taken charge of all the male national teams of Ghana.

The 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup-winning coach spread his wings to the continent and worked as the Rwanda national team boss between 2010 and 2011.

His last national team job was with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, a side he handled from 2015 until last year.

The Black Queens become the first female side coach Sellas Tetteh will be handling.

Ghana will, as part of preparations towards getting in shape to host and win the Women’s Afcon (in November), take part in the maiden Wafu Women’s Championship scheduled for Ivory Coast in February.


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