By Patrick Akoto
Sellas Tetteh has jumped to the defense of under-fire Ghana Under-20 coach Orlando Wellington.
The former Heart of Lions coach has being heavily criticized in the local media after the Black Satellites settled for a pulsating goalless draw game against Benin in an international friendly over the weekend.
Many have questioned his technical competence and ability to guide the team to scale through the qualifiers for the 2013 African Youth Championship.
The team has struggled to impress under the local man since his appointment.
They were bundled out in the group phase of an eight-nation tournament held in South Africa and there are many who have craved for his immediate dismissal to salvage the situation.
But the former Rwanda boss, who guided the team to win Africa’s first ever gold at the 2009 World Youth Championship is urging calm.
“ Let’s give him a chance and I believe that he will do well. In football, there is nothing like short cut,” Tetteh told Radio XYZ
“Let follow assiduously and I believe it will work. Sometimes we’re in a rush. During my time, it took us a long time for us to get the result.
“We should be patient with him and his backroom staff. Let structure and market them well.
“When we put pressure, pressure, the system will collapse.”
Wellington was Tetteh’s assistant during the time they conquered the world in Egypt three years ago.