- Sellas Tetteh's appointment as head coach of Sierra Leone national team has been rejected by the government of that country
- Tetteh was appointed on Tuesday, August 13 evening by Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)
- But on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the country's sports ministry announced it has rejected the appointment of the Ghanaian coach
Sellas Tetteh’s appointment as coach for the Sierra Leone men’s national team has been rejected by the country’s Sports Ministry.
According to a statement by the Ministry, coach Tetteh’s recruiting process was riddled with defects hence the decision to reject his appointment.
The letter from the Sierra Leone government came 24 hours after the appointment.
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Detailing the defects by the Sierra Leone FA, the Ministry opined Mr. Tetteh was favoured ahead of the other coaches who were interviewed.
“The attention of the Ministry of Sports has been drawn to the recent appointment of coach Sellas Tetteh as the head coach of the National Team Football A by the Sierra Leone Football Association.
“The Ministry of Sports was represented by the Director of Sports and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry on the interview panel of the shortlisted coaches. The Ministry is in receipt of reports from both the Director of Sports and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry expressing their dissatisfaction on the process on the process which did not come to a logical conclusion,” the statement read.
The statement further noted that Sellas Tetteh is not recognized as the Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National A Team because the process was incomplete.
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The Ministry of Sports wants to assure all Sierra Leonians that the Government is committed to supporting sports in the country and the process of appointing the National Team A coach will soon come to a conclusion.
Tetteh was one of the three scouts Ghana used in the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
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