In Summary
  • On Tuesday the West African nation's football federation chose 62-yeard-old Tetteh as the national coach, announcing that he would take up the post "in 48 hours"
  • The federation's recruitment commission picked him over Spanish-Swiss Raoul Savoy, Dutchman Tahseen Jabbary and Englishman Peter Butler
  • The sports ministry said it did not recognise Sellas Tetteh as the national team's head coach because the application process was "incomplete"

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE

The Sierra Leone government on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Ghana-born Sellas Tetteh to head the national football team, which has recently emerged from suspension by Fifa for political interference.

On Tuesday the West African nation's football federation chose 62-yeard-old Tetteh as the national coach, announcing that he would take up the post "in 48 hours".

The federation's recruitment commission picked him over Spanish-Swiss Raoul Savoy, Dutchman Tahseen Jabbary and Englishman Peter Butler.

The sports ministry said it did not recognise Sellas Tetteh as the national team's head coach because the application process was "incomplete", according to a letter published by the director of sports Kenneth Brima on Wednesday.

The ministry alleged that representatives of the FA's interview panel had entered the process with a premeditated idea of who they wanted and so it "did not lead to a logical conclusion".

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