The Government of Sierra Leone has rejected the appointment of Ghanaian trainer Sellas Tetteh as the head coach of the Leone Stars.

The Sierra Leone Football Association confirmed the appointment of the Ghana Under-20 World Cup winner as their new man on Tuesday.

But the government has rejected the appointment insisting the process to appoint a new gaffer was incomplete.

“Therefore the Ministry does not recognize Sellas Tetteh as the Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Team A because the process was incomplete,” part of a statement released on Wednesday August 14 read.

Out of a total of seven local and five foreign coaches, four of the foreign applicants, with the exception of Mr. Tetteh, were interviewed online.

The other coaches include a Dutch, a Serbian, a Spanish and an Englishman.
Interviews for local applicants were conducted on Thursday, August 8, while interviews for the foreign coaches were done on Saturday, August 10.

Tetteh, a former coach of the Ghanaian Under 17 and Under 23 teams, served as Leone Stars coach between 2015 and 2017. 

He has also coached the Rwandan national side.

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