Following reports making rounds on Social media that  the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) is considering a move to bring Former Chelsea, Portsmouth and Ghana Manager, Avram Grant to Sierra Leone to take over the job of current Leone Stars coach, John Keister.

Leone Stars Coach has said “Ask yourself who is the creator of this news. Does it come from a credible source that you are familiar with? I have a contract I respect, and I am not worried My focus is to put the team together for the next qualifiers which start in June. In this job you always expect rumor, you expect sacking, my focus is to put the team together for the next qualifiers, I want to help my country qualify for the next AFCON and continue to achieve more at the international stage”.

John Keister led Sierra Leone into their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)) since 1996 but a 1-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea saw the Leone Stars eliminated in the group stage of the competition.

Sierraloaded learnt that the ahead of the 2023 AFCON, the Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh had given the SLFA President, Thomas Daddy Brima a benchmark to make Sierra Leone become a more regular participant in AFCON.

Just recently, the Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh was seen in a photo with Avram Grant.

Sources say Grant is expected to be in the country in February and will lead Sierra Leone in the next Africa cup of nations qualifiers in March for the 2023 AFCON in Ivory coast.

Grant formerly managed English soccer giant Chelsea as well as serving as coach of the Israeli national team from 2002 to 2006. In 2018, the former Portsmouth and West Ham boss had a spell as manager of Indian Super League team NorthEast United