Mohamed Kallon, once an international star for the Leone Stars, is now being considered as a potential replacement for John Keister as the head coach of the national team. Keister’s contract with the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has officially ended, and there are rumors that he will not be offered a new contract. If Kallon accepts the job, one of his biggest challenges will be selecting the right players to represent the senior national team.
One of the main issues facing Sierra Leone’s national team is the lack of top-tier professional footballers playing in Europe, North America, and other continents. This has resulted in a low quality of performance from the team. Despite this challenge, many Sierra Leonean football fans are hoping for an experienced coach who can address the shortcomings of Keister’s era.
Keister himself has not made any statements regarding his contractual situation following Leone Stars’ recent exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Keister was appointed as Sierra Leone’s football coach in August 2020, replacing former coach Sellas Tetteh.