Mohamed Kallon in photo says coaching at the biggest stage would be the “perfect scenario” in his career.
The Inter Milan and Sierra Leone legend is presently taking a comprehensive approach of his coaching pathway – which maps the journey for international course right through to taking the top qualifications needed to manage an international side.
The different levels of the qualifications are as follows: Level One, Level Two- Certificate in coaching football, Level Three – UEFA B License, Level Four – UEFA A License, Level Five – UEFA Pro License
The 35-year-old is looking ahead from grassroots to elite level in coaching; presently taking his UEFA B Licence training courses in Italy that will represent the next step.
“I’m in Milan taking my UEFA B coaching course under the Italian Football Federation to be completed in 8 months and will do the A then the masters which are the A pro.
“It is fun catching up with former teammate and opponents during my playing days in Italy sharing views and knowledge of the game.
“This course is to prepare myself to help the upcoming generation in Sierra Leone. With my CAF B, I can coach national teams but not international teams.
“The next generation will definitely need our experience, the likes of the Lamin Conteh, Musa Kallon, Amidu Karim, Atto Mensah, John Sama, Paul Kpaka, John Keister, Ibrahim “Junior Parade” Koroma, Pa-Saffa, Lamin Bangura, Abubakarr ‘Tostao’ Kamara, Kewullay Conteh, Kemokai Kallon, Ibrahim Bah, and Mohamed Kanu many names will be left out, but these are some of the players that I played with for many years Sierra Leone next generation needs our experience,” Kallon told www.footballsierraleone.net from Milan.
“I think they would be of good help in developing football in our beloved Sierra Leone.” he added.
Kallon became the youngest player to ever play for the Leone Stars when he made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone age 15 in April 1995 against Congo.
At the age of 16, Kallon was the youngest player at the 1996 African Nations cup in South Africa.
The AS Monaco striker scored one of his country’s two goals as Sierra Leone defeated Burkina Faso 2 – 1 in their opening group match at the 1996 African Nations Cup, played at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
By Alie Bittar