Former East End Lions and Al Ismaili defender Abubakarr Tostao Kamara is a candidate for the Sierra Leone senior national coaching job.

According to the latest information surfacing from the Sierra Leone Football Association Headquarters, the former Leone Stars International has been tipped as the favourite to replaced Ghanaian coach Sellas Tetteh.

The FA’s Director of competition, Ibrahim Sorie, have confirmed that the FA has parted company with the Ghanaian coach and that Tostao, who was part of the Sierra Leone 1994 and 1996 African Nations Cup side in believed to be under consideration.

“We want to get things now in order and get ready for the next qualifiers,” Ibrahim Sorie told correspondent in Freetown.

Tetteh’s contract runs out after Sierra Leone failed to reach the 2017 Nations Cup to be hosted in Gabon.

His initial loan deal expired last October after Leone Stars were eliminated in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers by Chad.

The 59-year-old, who was the architect when Ghana won the 2009 Under-20 World Cup declined to comment when contacted by this medium. He was appointed as caretaker coach for Sierra Leone in August 2015. Sierra Leone has only managed to participate twice in the continental big stage in 1994 and 1996.

Swede coach Roger Palmgren was not yet 30 when he coached Sierra Leone at the 1996 African Nations Cup finals in South Africa and declared an interest in the job again when it became available in 2002.

In Tunisia, 1994 French coach Raymond Zarpanelian was in charge of the Sierra Leone team.

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