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Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh Steps Down As Sierra Leone Coach

Sierra Leone Football Association confirmed that Sellas Tetteh has resigned as coach of Leone Stars.

Sierra Leone Football Association confirmed that Sellas Tetteh has resigned as coach of Leone Stars.

The 62-year-old Ghanaian stepped down for “personal reasons.”

Tetteh tendered his resignation with a crucial back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria coming up at the end of March.

Sierra Leone Football Association says in a statement that while accepting his resignation it regrets at the loss, to the country’s football, of one of Africa’s most iconic football heroes.

Ducor Sports understands that in his resignation letter, Tetteh cited unfulfilled contractual obligations including unpaid wages and a lack of co-operation.

Tetteh is also reported to have ‘fallen out’ with SLFA that was reluctant to adopt his proposal to ring changes in the technical bench, seven months after his appointment.

The tactician’s resignation, though down to personal reasons, is a setback to the country’s ongoing 2021 AFCON qualifiers as he was an integral member of the technical bench.

Tetteh, who is the only African coach to have won the Under-20 World Cup, left Sierra Leone sitting third on Group L standings of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, following 1-1 draw against Lesotho and 1-0 loss to Benin last November.

They are scheduled to face the group’s leaders Nigeria in Lagos on Monday 23, March before reverse tie scheduled four days later in Free Town.

Tetteh has previously coached Rwanda after briefly serving as the caretaker coach of Ghana in 2008.

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