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Kiester Returns To Coach Sierra Leone For Second Time

British trained coach John Kiester has returned for a second spell in charge of Sierra Leone national team.

British trained coach John Kiester has returned for a second spell in charge of Sierra Leone national team.

He replaces Sellah Tetteh who resigned in March due to “unfulfilled contractual obligations including unpaid wages and a lack of co-operation.”

The 49-year-old was in-charge of Leone Stars between May and August 2017, during which time he lead them to a 1-0 win over Kenya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier .

“We are here representing Sierra Leone and we will do our job the best way in developing our nation’s football,” Kiester said on Monday at his unveiling in Freetown.

During the previous stint, Kiester was suspended by Sierra Leone Football Association following the leaking of an audio conversation where he was accused of bringing the FA into disrepute.

He was later reinstated before Sierra Leone was banned by FIFA from all football activities after the country’s anti-corruption commission (ACC) barred two leading SLFA officials from the governing body’s offices.

Kiester’s last job was with Sierra Leone Premier League champions East End Lions, who he led to the 2019 Sierra Leone Premier League title without losing a game.

He will be assisted by compatriots Amidu Karim and Dominic Junior Konneh, and have been tasked with guiding the Leone Stars to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations that will be hosted by Cameroon.

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