Sellas Tetteh: Sierra Leone Coach Quits Ahead Of Nigeria Clash

Sellas Tetteh has resigned as head coach of Sierra Leone two weeks before the Leone Stars take on Nigeria in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier doubleheader.

Ghanaian website reports that Tettey resigned for personal reasons and with immediate effect.

The 63-year-old had been due to lead Sierra Leone against Nigeria in Asaba on 27 March with the return leg in Freetown four days later.

Tettey reportedly handed in his resignation to Sierra Leone Football Association President Isha Tejan-Cole Johansen on Thursday.

The Ghanaian had been in his second spell in charge of the West African side having rejoined in August 2019.

He managed just a solitary win and two defeats in the four games he oversaw in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers and the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers.

He leaves with the Leone Stars bottom of Group L in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with one point from the home draw against Lesotho in their opening fixture.

He had formerly taken charge of the Leone Stars between 2015 and 2017.

He has also had stints in charge of the Rwandan national team and led his native Ghana to gold at the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt.

He was placed in temporary charge of the Black Stars in 2008 and has also handled Ghana’s U17 and U23 national teams.