A statement released by the Sierra Leonian Football Association reads.

"After a thorough interview process by the Sierra Leone Football Association Head Coach Recruitment Committee and based on scores earned by the various candidates, the Executive Committee of the Football Association wishes to announce to the general public and the football family the appointment of Mr. Sellas Tetteh Teivi as the Head Coach of the National Senior Team (Leone Stars)," the statement reads

"The newly appointed coach is expected to assume office and take up his duties within the next 48 hours. 

"Please know that it is the responsibility of Mr. Tetteh, as Head Coach, to appoint his backroom coaching staff. 

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Before his appointment as Sierra Leone coach, he was a member of the scouting team of Ghana in the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt.

The 60-year-old has vast experience- he served as the assistant coach of the Black Stars from 2004 to 2008.

Sellas Tetteh also boasts of coaching the Rwanda senior national football team after his U-20 coaching success with the Black Satellites.

He also emerged as the first coach to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup with an African country in 2009 when the Black Satellites beat them all to make history.

The coach is well known for his tactical intelligence and ability to discipline in his players.