Sierra Leone appoints new headcoach

Sierra Leone appoints new headcoach

Sellas Tetteh has been named as head coach of the Sierra Leone national team, Sierra Leone Football Association has confirmed.

Tetteh beat other five foreign coaches for the job According to a press release from the Sierra Leone Football Association. Tetteh is remembered for having won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Ghana.

He recently served as caretaker coach between 2015 and 2017 for Sierra Leone. In 2015, he was incharge when Sierra Leone was eliminated from the 2018 World Cup preliminary qualifiers by Chad.

“After a thorough interview process by the Sierra Leone Football Association Head Coach Recruitment Committee and based on scores earned by the various candidates, the Executive Committee of the Football Association wishes to announce to the general public and the football family the appointment of Mr. Sellas Tetteh Teivi as the Head Coach of the National Senior Team (Leone Stars)”, a statement from Sierra Leone Football Association reads.

“The newly appointed coach is expected to assume office and take up his duties within the next 48 hours.”

“Please know that it is the responsibility of Mr. Tetteh, as Head Coach, to appoint his backroom coaching staff.”

The 62-year-old was first appointed as a caretaker coach in August 2015. He was in charge of Leone Stars when they were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup preliminary qualifiers by Chad.

The Sierra Leone Football Association extended his stay before taking control of matches the in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. He then left Sierra Leone after Leone Stars failed to reach the tournament in Gabon.

His first match in charge will be against Liberia in Monrovia as Sierra Leone open their World Cup 2022 campaign against Lone Star on September 4. Sierra faces Benin and Nigeria as well as Lesotho in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in group L.

He had previously handled the Rwandan national team as well as the Ghana U-17 and U-23 National teams.



Loading spinner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

+ 43 = 45

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.