Sellas Tetteh presented as Sierra Leone caretaker coach


Sellas Teivi Tetteh has been officially unveiled as the new head coach for the Sierra Leone football team.

In an event held in Freetown at the Sierra Leone Football Association headquarters at Kingtom in the presence of the Ghanaian high commissioner to Sierra Leone Retired Major-General Carl Monday and the general football family.

The former Rwanda boss replaces former Sierra Leone international John Ajina Sesay, who failed to win a single match during Sierra Leone last four matches in the 2015 African Nations Cup.

Tetteh, 58, was the man that guided the Ghana under-20 team to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, becoming the first African team to win the competition in their history.

Tetteh who was recommended to the SLFA by the GFA the first hurdle is to prepare the Sierra Leone side to face Ivory Coast on 5 September at a yet to be determined venue.

Before leading Sierra Leone against Chad in the preliminary of the 2018 World Cup qualifying home and away early October.

Tetteh will continue in the role if Sierra Leone progresses to the second round of the qualifiers where they will face Egypt in November.

According to the former boss of Ghanaian club Liberty Professionals, he accepted the job because he wants to raise his profile more in terms of achievement and he is certain with a concerted effort he can succeed also in Sierra Leone.

With a smile the Ghanaian said, “I will hope to achieve great success with the Leone Stars,”

Before the unveiling ceremony, Tetteh had already completed his first closed-door training with the home-based players.

By Prince Scott


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