The Seventh (7th) among ten (10) children, Mr. Tetteh-Chandu was born on 31st December 1945, to Emmanuel Tsatsu Tetteh, a veteran of world war 2; and Wilhemina Ofori Kade in Accra. He attended the Presbyterian Boys Boarding School at Old Tafo-Akyem Abuakwa, Passed out with distinction in 1960; and a year later got admission into the former Kings Commercial College at Tafo-Akyem Abuakwa for 4 years. During these period, he became a member of the regional brigade football team stationed at Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Capital.
In 1965, he started playing for the newly formed Susu Biribi Football Club. With the team’s remarkable performance in the 1969 Division 1, Ransford was invited to play for the National Team, the Black Stars,
during which the team placed second in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1970. Ransford was awarded a scholarship to attend the Radio Servicing Training College in Kumasi, and after completing in 1971, he was employed by the
Tema Food Complex Corporation as Store Assistant.
During the Football league season in 1972, he joined the Accra Hearts of Oak, playing among teammates like A
Mama Acquah, Peter Lamptey, Mohammed Polo, Roberts Foley, Sam Armartefio and others. The team won
several league trophies in Africa during the period.
In collaboration with one astute businessman/politician, Kwame Nyanteh, they formed the Nyanteh
Stars in Somanya, around 1979, which became the beginning of his coaching career.