Sierra Leone Head Coach Resigns 2 weeks before Nigeria 2021 AFCON qualifier Double Header Clash

Sierra Leone Head Coach Resigns 2 weeks before Nigeria Double Header Clash

Sellas Tetteh has stepped down as the as head coach of the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone just before their crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) doubleheader against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The 63-year-old Ghanaian tactician was in charge of the Leone Stars for just seven months before his resignation.

The decision of Tetteh to resign comes after his resignation was received by the head of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).

The SLFA released a statement confirming the departure of Tetteh which said,  “The Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National senior team Sellas Tetteh Teivi has tendered his letter of resignation to the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association,” SLFA said in a statement released on Thursday.

“In a letter dated the 11th March, 2020 Coach Tetteh sighted “personal reasons” for his unexpected resignation.

“The President and Executive Committee of SLFA whiles accepting his decision expressed regret at the loss, to Sierra Leone Football, of one of Africa’s most iconic football heroes.

“SLFA wishes the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup Winning Coach great success in his future endeavours.”

With Tetteh’s departure, it is expected that the SLFA name an interim head coach before their games against Nigeria on Friday, March 27 and later on Tuesday, March 31st.



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