Sierra Leone have begun training for their 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifier against neighbours Liberia despite being without a coach.
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) technical director John Jebbor Sherington is in charge of training 51 local based players invited by his department until a new head coach for is appointed. Sierra Leone will travel to the Liberian capital Monrovia, to open their 2022 World Cup preliminary Qualifiers first week September with the return fixture billed for Freetown a week after.
The SLFA said in a statement that the recruitment process of a coach is ongoing and the announcement is expected this week.The match in Monrovia will mark the return of Sierra Leone to international football after their suspension was lifted by Fifa two months ago.The 14 winners will join the continent’s top-ranked exempted 26 sides from the September round of qualifiers, in the next draw to be held on a date still to be decided.
Liberia will host the first leg in Monrovia on 4 September while Sierra Leone will host the return leg the following week in Freetown.