Female veteran footballer appointed coach of male team; hot reactions pop up

Female veteran footballer appointed coach of male team; hot reactions pop up

- Victoria Conteh is now the head coach of the East End Tigers Football Club, a top-flight football club in Sierra Leone

- She is the second woman to coach a male football team; the first person was Meseret Manni, of Ethiopia

- Social media users have reacted in various ways to her appointment

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YEN.com.gh has learned that a veteran footballer, Victoria Conteh, has been appointed as the coach of the East End Tigers Football Club.

Information available shows that she is the second woman to manage a top-flight male football team in Africa.

Meseret Manni, of Ethiopia, who coached Dire Dawa in 2015, is on record as the first woman to play such a role.

Female veteran football player appointed as coach of male team; hot reactions pop up
Source: BBC News Africa
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Per a report by BBC News Africa, Conteh describes her appointment as a wonderful opportunity, a shocker and a perfect Christmas gift.

She revealed that she was called for the role during her time with the police when training with the Delta first division team.

According to her, the owner of the club, Victor Louis, reached out to her and she accepted the offer.

Conteh states that the team has welcomed her as a mother and a sister and it was no surprise they drew 1:1 in their first match.

In her opinion, African countries need to learn from the management of the club who gave her the opportunity.

Social media users have meanwhile reacted to the news:

Rigobert prayed Conteh comes to Cameroun.

Jacobs revealed how proud he was of her.

Gilberto wished her all the best in her journey.

Brown is convinced she can succeed with a positive attitude.

Kartelz however wondered if the team would win any match.

In other news, former president Rawlings and former president Mahama, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, met at the 38th anniversary celebration of the December 1981 revolution at Winneba in the Central Region.

Taking to social media, Mahama explained that the event composed of a wreath laying ceremony and a durbar to commemorate the revolution.

He shared lovely photos from the ceremony and social media users reacted to them in various ways.

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