Sellas Tetteh

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Sellas Tetteh
Personal information
Full name Sellas Tetteh Teivi
Date of birth (1956-12-12) 12 December 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Adabraka, Ghana
Club information
Current team
Sierra Leone (manager)
Youth career
Great Mao Mao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Golden Pods
Hearts of Oak
Julius Berger
Bendel United
1994–1995 Iwuanyanwu
Teams managed
1995–1996 Kotobabi Powerlines
1996–2001 Liberty Professionals
2001–2002 Ghana U17 (Assistant)
2002–2003 Ghana U17
2003–2004 Ghana U23
2004–2008 Ghana (Assistant)
2008 Ghana
2008–2010 Ghana U20
2009–2010 Liberty Professionals
2010–2011 Rwanda
2013–2016 Ghana U20
2015– Sierra Leone
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sellas Tetteh Teivi (born 12 December 1956) is a Ghanaian professional football coach and former player, currently in charge of the Sierra Leone national team.

Early and personal life[edit]

Sellas Tetteh Teivi was born on 12 December 1956 in Adabraka. His father was Mensah Teivi, a mechanic, and his mother was Elizabeth Dablah; he was the eldest of eight children.[1] He was married to Elizabeth Idun Teivi until her death on 26 January 2017[2], with whom he has two children – a daughter called Precious Awefa Teivi and a son called Prince Kelvin Sowah Teivi.[1] Tetteh is a practising Christian.[1] He acknowledged God's role in Ghana's historic victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, saying prophetic insights from Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua helped him guide the team to success.[3]


Playing career[edit]

Tetteh played professional club football in Ghana for Great Mao Mao, Golden Pods, Hearts of Oak, Zebi; in Nigeria for ACB, Julius Berger, Bendel United and Iwuanyanwu; and in Bangladesh.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Tetteh began his coaching career in 1995 with Kotobabi Powerlines, before joining Liberty Professionals a year later.[1] Tetteh became Assistant Manager of the Ghana under-17 team in 2001 – taking full control a year later – before moving to the Ghana under-23 team in 2003. He later became an Assistant to the full national team.[1] He was appointed caretaker manager of the Ghanaian national team in June 2008,[4] a position he held until August 2008.[5] Tetteh was appointed manager of the Rwandan national side in February 2010, leaving his dual position as manager of the Ghana under-20 national team and Ghanaian club side Liberty Professionals.[6] Tetteh guided the Ghana under-20 team to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, becoming the first African team to win the competition.[7] As a consequence, Tetteh was nominated for the CAF Coach of the Year Award.[8] He was also honoured by veteran coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, who 'knighted' Tetteh.[9]

On 6 September 2011, Tetteh resigned as Rwanda's manager.[10]

Tetteh was again in charge of Ghana U20 at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[11]

On 14 August 2015, Tetteh was give a temporary contract for three months, to become caretaker of the Sierra Leone national team.[12] In Match 2016 he left his position as Ghana under-20 manager in order to continue as Sierra Leone caretaker manager.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Vance Azu (29 October 2009). "Sellas Tetteh's Hard Road To Fame". Graphic Ghana. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Sarpong, Jeffrey (2017-01-26). "Former Black Stars coach Sellas Tetteh loses wife". Ghana News. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  3. ^ "T. B. Joshua Engineered Our Victory – Sellas Tetteh". Peace FM. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Ibrahim Sannie (28 July 2008). "Ghana considers potential coaches". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Serbian coach for Black Stars". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ghana's Sellas Tetteh agrees a deal to coach Rwanda". BBC Sport. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Matthew Kenyon (17 October 2009). "Ghana thrilled by historic title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Caf nominees revealed". BBC Sport. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Kofi Owusu Aduonum (26 October 2009). "Sellas Tetteh Knighted". All Africa. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  10. ^ FIFA news story
  11. ^ "U-20 World Cup: Ghana, Mali, Egypt and Nigeria set for finals". BBC Sport. 20 June 2013. 
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