Sellas Tetteh: Black Satellites can’t return empty-handed

The Ghana Under-20 coach says all is not lost yet and has called on the Black Satellites to go for bronze as they face Iraq on Saturday in the third and fourth play-off
Black Satellites coach Sellas Tetteh is rallying his charges to put their semi-finals setback behind and focus on winning the third place play-off.

The Ghana Under-20 side lost in a 2-1 semi-finals against France Under-20 on Wednesday – the second time the west Africans are losing to the European side in the 2013 U20 World Cup in Turkey.

Tetteh believes all is not lost yet since the players still have something to fight for to appease them for their fighting spirit.

“We are going to correct our mistakes. We have three honours – gold, silver and bronze – so definitely each one that we get we have to fight for it,” the 2009 U20 World Cup winning coach stated.

“We are now in a position to fight for bronze. So I don’t know why we shouldn’t go in for it. We just need to motivate the boys and tell them ‘look, you can’t go back empty handed. At least you have to get something as credit for your effort.’”

The former coach of Rwanda noted it would be sad for the Black Satellites to return without anything to show.

“They have done too well to at least get something home,” he said as Ghana prepare to face Iraq in the third and fourth place play-off on Saturday.