Monrovia : Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh has been named as head coach of the Sierra Leone national team. Tetteh, who won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Ghana, is returning to the West African country after serving as caretaker coach between 2015 and 2017.A SLFA statement reads: “After a thorough interview process by the Sierra Leone Football Association Head Coach Recruitment Committee and based on scores earned by the various candidates, the Executive Committee of the Football Association wishes to announce to the general public and the football family the appointment of Mr. Sellas Tetteh Teivi as the Head Coach of the National Senior Team (Leone Stars).”
The former Ghanaian U-20 and former coach of Rwanda , Sellas Tetteh Teivi, has been appointed to take over Sierra Leone national team, Leone Stars for the second time.His first match in charge will be against Liberia in Monrovia as Sierra Leone open their World Cup 2022 campaign against Lone Star on Wednesday 4th September.The first leg of the doubleheader is scheduled to be played at the Samuel Kay Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City, kick-off 4:00 pm.Tetteh was first appointed as a caretaker coach in August 2015. The Ghanaian was in charge of Leone Stars when they were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup preliminary qualifiers by Chad.
The SLFA extended his stay before taking control of matches the in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Tetteh, 62, departed Sierra Leone after Leone Stars failed to reach the 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon.He was the architect of Ghana glory during the 2009 Under-20 World Cup which they won.
Tetteh’s matches in his first spell with Sierra Leone are as follows:
World Cup 2018 preliminaries!
Chad 1-0 Sierra Leone 10 Oct 2015
Sierra Leone 2-1 Chad 13 Oct 2015 – WIN
AFCON 2017 qualifiers Group I!
Gabon 2-1 Sierra Leone 25/March/ 2019
Sierra Leone 1-0 Gabon 28/March/ 2019 WIN
Sierra Leone 0-0 Ivory Coast 6th September 2015
Sierra Leone 1-0 Sudan June 4th 2016 WIN
Ivory Coast 1-1 Sierra Leone 3rd September 2016
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