John Keister has bid an emotional farewell to Sierra Leone’s national coaching job, calling his three years as head coach of the national football team a “beautiful experience which I will never forget.”

Appointed in August 2020 succeeding Ghanaian-born Sellas Tetteh, he guided the national team to the Cameroon African Cup of Nations after almost three decades of absence – his highest achievement as a football coach thus far.

β€œThis journey has been immensely wonderful, extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable moments, remarkable achievements, and invaluable lessons, each of which has left an indelible mark on my coaching career.

Together, I am proud to say that we have built a culture of unity, discipline, and sportsmanship, setting a solid foundation for future achievements.

I am honoured to have been a part of this remarkable team, and I will always be your biggest fan I am grateful.

I am confident that the future holds boundless possibilities for our team. I have no doubt that, under new leadership, you will continue to soar to greater heights and achieve even more remarkable feats.”