The 61-year-old opted to pick the Northern region-based club over Ghana’s senior female national team, although, Ghana FA had confirmed him as the new coach a fortnight ago prior to their participation in the 2018 Wafu Women’s Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.
“Tamale City FC are delighted to announce that the club have agreed terms and put pen to paper with coach Sellas Tetteh for the celebrated coach to become head coach of the ambitious Tamale-based club on an initial one (1) year deal with an option for extension for a further year,” a club statement read.
The coach was flown to Tamale in the company of a director of the club Lepowura Jawula and immediately signed the deal with the CEO Mr Jones Alhassan-Abu.
“Soon after signing the contract, an elated Sellas Tetteh expressed his appreciation to the directors of the club for giving him ‘the unique opportunity to become the first head coach of the club and thus be part of an exciting project that has all the trappings of being a game-changer in the country’s football landscape’,” the statement added.
Tetteh guided Ghana’s Black Satellites to become the first African side to win the Fifa Youth Championship in 2009 before coaching Sierra Leone between 2015 and 2016.
Goal understands that Tamale City FC is owned by Ibrahim Mahama, who is the younger brother of former Ghana president John Dramani Mahama and former Bank of Ghana governor Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku.