Six Coaches shortlisted for Leone Stars interview


The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has named a six-man shortlist to be considered for the vacant Leone Stars coaching position.

A total of 63 applicants applied for the top job but the FA have cut the list to six.

The coaches shortlisted are John Keister (pictured) the national Under 23 coach, German Herzog Carsten, Drago Mamic, Belgian Luc Eymael, Dutch Tahseen Jabbary and Serbian Zavisa Milosavljevic.

Serbian-born Croatian Drago Mamic, 61, is former football player and manager and also the former Maldives national team coach.

Tahseen Jabbary was coach of Syrian team Al-Majd at the 2009 AFC Cup. He later coached the Omani team Al Arouba.

Zaviša Milosavljevic is a former coach of the Serbian Under-16 and Under-19 national teams. The 54-year-old also coached five clubs in his native Serbia, including top-flight outfits FK Mogren and Dinamo Belgrade.

From 1999 to 2001, Milosavljevic managed FK Bor in the Serbian second division before coaching APR FC in Rwanda for a year, winning the national cup and national Super Cup in 2002.

The five foreign coaches are expected to arrive in Freetown to be interviewed between 10th and 12th August 2015 at the FA’s secretariat.

Sierra Leone are looking for a successor to former international John Ajina Sesay, whose contract ended after the country’s poor outing in the last four matches of the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

Irish man Johnny McKinstry, 30, was in charge during the opening campaign but following defeats by Ivory Coast and DR Congo in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, he was sacked just six months into his permanent contract.


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