Female coach makes history in Sierra Leone

Female coach makes history in Sierra Leone

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Dec 22, 2019. 14:00

Sierra Leone Premier League side East End Tigers have made history after the appointment of Victoria Conteh as their head coach for the 2019-20 season.

Conteh is the first woman to coach a top-flight team in the country, having previously led the nation’s senior international women’s team.

Conteh, 45, has an A License from the Confederation of African Football, with her appointment confirmed by the club’s Twitter account.

She started her tenure with a 1-1 draw at home to Kallon FC that has seen the side take four points from their opening two games of the new season.

Conteh is a police officer and the club had to seek a special release from her day job to allow her to take up the post.

Tigers finished ninth in the 13-team Premier League last season, just four points above the relegation zone, which has prompted the change in coach.

They have made a number of new signings, including forward Phillip Neville, who netted in their 1-0 victory over RSLAF that got their season under way.

The league was won by rivals East End Lions in July 2019.

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