Speedster Yaw “Rush” Preko has paid tribute to the fallen Alhaji Sly Tetteh, president of premier league side, Liberty Professionals.

Sly was pronounced dead on arrival at the government hospital in Cape Coast Saturday after he collapsed during a training session by Liberty Oldies.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at his Labone residence in Accra Sunday to pay their last respects, among them Yaw Preko, the former Black Star attacker and winger.

Yaw Preko told Joy Sports’ Nathaniel Attoh how Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak used to be the only clubs capable of transferring players to foreign sides until Alhaji Sly Tetteh burst onto the scene and transferred likes of Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, John Painstil to pave the way for smaller clubs to negotiate their own transfers.

Several other players have also been transferred from Liberty since the early beginning, like Kwadwo Asamoah, with many others following suit from their ‘small clubs’.

Until his sudden death, Alhaji Sly was a football administrator who owned football academies in Ghana, Togo and Kenya. He was buried Sunday afternoon in keeping with Islamic traditions.