The founder of Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals, Alhaji Sly Tetteh has been honoured with a memorial lecture at the Tang Palace hotel in Accra.
The lecture saw football administrators, CAF officials, friends, family and ex-footballers take their turns to eulogize the man widely regarded as the pioneer of professional and business-oriented football administration in Ghana.
President of the Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi was the main speaker at the event and he described Alhaji Sly Tetteh as hardworking and visionary.
“Sly Tetteh was a visionary man who set the pace for football administration in this country. We are here gathered here to remember the enormous contributions he made to Ghana and Africa football at large. We are here to celebrate his kindness, intelligence and unbendable support for sports”, Nyantakyi said.
The CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, also described Sly Tetteh as “close friend” who craved for excellence in all aspect of his life.
Sly Tetteh is scredited with the discovery of Michael Essien, Sulley Munatari and Asmoah Gyan and many other footballing stars.
The organizers, Sports Life announced that the funds accrued from the project will be used to renovate the library at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence which has been named after Sly Tetteh.
Alhaji Sly Tetteh died on September 3, 2011 whilst playing football in Cape Coast.
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