Tahseen Jabbary, who is one of the six coaches short-listed by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to take over the national football team has said if appointed, Leone Stars will be a rich blend of youngsters and experienced players. (Photo: Tahseen Jabbary with Nigerian Sunday Oliseh & former Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo)
Speaking to footballsierraleone.net, the coach said he believed in the country’s young talents and he has already completed an 18- page proposal to guide the national team.
The 48-year-old Dutch coach said the only philosophy he thinks he can have now is to try to get the players to get results as a team and not individuals.
“As I saw that in the team last year when they played to Ivory Coast despite the defeat. They played well but with my philosophy been instilled into them we can have a formidable team to compete in subsequent qualifiers.
“I’m looking at players with Sierra Leonean heritage who have been born or brought up in other countries,
“Most of these players – let’s be honest – will want to play for this nation if only the structures are there they too will be happy.
“I will only cater for those playing in higher or competitive leagues, everyone must have a chance if they are good enough to play for their country.
“It is definitely something I am looking at if I have the job I will then back them up with the current crop of old players to make a team which even the lay Sierra Leonean will be happy for because it will have a rich blend…”
“Tahseen Jabbary is a Dutch professional association football coach. Jabbary was coach of Syrian team Al-Majd at the 2009 AFC Cup. He later coached the Omani team Al Arouba. Age: 49
*Education: Higher Diploma in Sciences of Football and Physical Educations Holland.
* Professional Qualification’s ((UEFA, KNVB, and the FA)
* Professional Football Head Coach with higher Qualifications from Netherlands, England, UEFA, and Experience as a First Team Head Coach in Top Teams in Europe (Netherlands, England) and in Asia (Japan, South Korea, Saudi, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Oman), North America (Mexico), in African National Teams (Congo, Burkina Faso), and in the World Cup 2002 in South Korea-Japan, and in the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
*He is a Licensed Football Coach from Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) Holland and a Member of Union Football Coaches in Holland
By Prince Scott