Alhaji Sly Tetteh helped shape my career- Derek Boateng

Published on: 04 July 2020

Former Black Stars midfielder, Derek Boateng, had high praise for the late Alhaji Sly Tetteh, a former president of Liberty Professionals, describing him as a person who helped shaped his career.

Boateng, 37, noted that Tetteh stood by him during his early years as a footballer and even accompanied him to sign his first deal at Greece with Kalamata in 1999.

The former Eibar player also praised Mr. Felix Ansong, a former Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association for his help.

“Working with Alhaji Sly Tetteh was a dream come true for me. He is such a great man and a man who keeps his promises. He opened so many doors for me. Without him, I would not have been where I am right now and may his soul rest in peace. We always pray for him wherever he is," he told Joy FM.

"Things were really difficult living in Accra [at the early part of my career] in terms of financial support. Mr Felix Ansong and Sly Tetteh took me to Liberty Professionals. They didn’t just guide me in my football. They guided me in my life. My first contract was in Greece. Sly Tetteh took me there. He never left me. He was there during my trials and made sure to be there when I signed my first contract. Sly Tetteh and Mr Felix Ansong helped me in my early career.”

Alhaji Sly Tetteh lost his life on 3rd September 2011 at Cape Coast during a friendly match.