The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has declared that Sellas Tetteh remains as the national team head coach.
Tetteh got the job after beating other shortlisted competitors including Goran Stevanovic, Peter Butler, Tahseen Jabbary and John Keister.
But news went rife shortly after his appointment that the Sierra Leone sports ministry did not recognize him as national team trainer — claiming that the selection process did not come to a logical conclusion and was incomplete.
However, the FA has rejected the claims after endorsing 2009 U20 World Cup winner’s appointment.
The SLFA also concluded by naming the deputy coaches the Ghanaian tactician will be working with.
The 62-year-old is returning for a second spell with the Leone Stars, after a temporary appointment in 2014, and is expected to resume on Thursday.
His first match at the helm will be in a 2022 World Cup preliminary first round tie against Liberia in September. The first leg will take place in Monrovia before both sides face off in the reverse fixture. The games are expected to be held on September 2 and 10.
The encounters will indicate Sierra Leone’s return to international football after their ban for government interference was lifted by Fifa in June.