Sierra Leone have announced the appointment of Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh as national team head coach.
The 62-year-old spent between 2015 and 2017 in charge of the Leone Stars as caretaker coach. He left after a failed attempt to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Gabon.
“After a thorough interview process by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) 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 newly appointed coach is expected to assume office and take up his duties within the next 48 hours.
“Please know that it is the responsibility of Mr. Tetteh, as Head Coach, to appoint his backroom coaching staff,” read a statement by the SLFA Tuesday.
The Sierra Leone FA, however, failed to name the duration of Tetteh’s contract.
Sellas Tetteh is widely known for his expertise in nurturing the youth. He led Ghana to win the 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup.
Tetteh recently worked as scout for the Ghana national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Sellas Tetteh’s first match on his return will be Sierra Leone’s trip to Liberia in a 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier on September 4.