Kallon paves way for top coaching roles


Mohamed Kallon having previously completed his CAF B few years ago, the Inter Milan legend is plotting his future he is desperate to move into international management already more than ready towards securing the A badge. (Photo: Kallon and French legend David Ginola)

The 35-year-old has completed his UEFA B coaching licence. The former Monaco striker, who is attached to the Italian Football Federation, was successful in finishing fourth out of the 45 participants.

Kallon, who began his career at Old Edwardians and also spent a season in Lebanon at Tadamon Sour, was the youngest ever player in the 1996 African Nations Cup in South Africa tournament, Mohamed Kallon, hit a last minute goal for Sierra Leone securing a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone first ever victory in the continental big stage.

Speaking after he gained the credentials, Kallon said, “I’m delighted to have completed the course and preparing myself for the next chapter of my career in the game.

“At the moment every human will always be happy for any positive achievement and for me I’m grateful to God, my family and all those who helped me to achieve this,” he said.

Kallon returned to Italian giants Inter, before the start of the 2001-2002 seasons for a reported 8,500 million lire transfer fee (€4,389,884) facing top competition from likes of Christian Vieri, Ronaldo, Alvaro Recoba, Hakan Sukur, and Nicola Ventola. Kallon was originally a 3rd or 4th choice striker.

But injuries to Ronaldo and Recoba meant that Kallon played 29 Serie A matches, scoring 9 goals and becoming the team’s 2nd highest scorer of the 2001-02 Serie A season, behind Vieri.

The former Sierra Leone skipper is looking ahead in coaching and will further take his UEFA A and then the masters which are the A pro Licence courses in Italy that will represent the next step.

By Alie Bittar


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