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JUST IN: Sellas Tetteh's appointment rejected by Sierra Leone gov't

By Vincent Ashitey

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.

"The report of the Ministry's representatives also observed that representative from the Sierra Leone Football Association on the interview panel came with a premeditated mind of appointing the said coach," part of a statement signed by Director of Ministry of Sports Dr Kenneth Brima said Wednesday, August 14 read.

"Therefore the Ministry does not recognize Sellas Tetteh as the Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Team A because the process was incomplete."

The Ghanaian trainer was making a return to the West African nation for a second stint after handling the Leone Stars between 2015 and 2017.

The 62-year-old has loads of experience in the field having guided Ghana to win the U20 FIFA World Cup in 2019, the only African coach to achieve such a feat for an African nation.

Tetteh also led the Ghana U20 to the FIFA World Cups in 2013 and 2015 finishing third and round of 16 respectively.

The former Liberty Professionals coach and  technical director has also been in charge of the Rwanda national team from 2010 to 2011.

Tetteh was also the assistant coach of the Black Stars from 2004 to 2008.

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Source: ghanasoccernet