Sellas Tetteh: I have capable & able substitutes for disqualified trio

The Black Satellites will be without three of their influential players in Wednesday’s semi-finals against France, but their coach said there is no cause for alarm
Ghana Under-20 coach Sellas Tetteh has said he is unperturbed about the absence of three of his key players in the semi-finals against France.

The Black Satellites will be without captain Lawrence Lartey, Joseph Attamah and Moses Odjer when they take on France on Wednesday after exceeding their yellow cards quota.

Coach Tetteh has allayed the fears of Ghanaians, saying he has equally good materials on the bench to do the job of the trio.

“I brought 21 capable and able players so I will get good substitutes for those who will be out of the team. Football is a collective game and not an individual game,” the 2009 World Cup winning coach said.

“It’s a wonderful feeling for us to progress to the semi-finals. We started from the very low point and the progression of this team is wonderful.”

Ghana fought hard to overcome Chile in a 4-3 quarter-finals clash on Sunday. Coach Tetteh has described the game as “entertaining.”

He said: “This was a cliffhanger match. We’ve once again shown our tenacity, resilience and finally smiled at the end of the day.

“Both sides gave a very good account of themselves and as a matter of fact, we all enjoyed wonderful football and that is all this tournament deserves – to entertain and let people enjoy.”