In recent times Verona announced Salvatore Bocchetti as their new coach after sacking Gabriele Cioffi earlier at the start of the league.

The new coach has transformed the young Sierra Leonean forward, Yayah Kallon, from a super-sub to a major asset in his Verona project. Kallon who has been struggling with enough game time made appearances in Verona first 11 in the team’s last three games against Roma, Juventus and Monza.

Yayah Kallon scored his first Serie A goal a minute into his Verona debut in 1-1 draw against Empoli.
With the Yellow and Blues trailing by a lone goal at Stadio Carlo Castellani thanks to Tommaso Baldanzi’s early effort, the Sierra Leonean was introduced for Kevin Lasagna in the 68th minute by manager Gabriele Cioffi.
Kallon did not disappoint as he restored parity for his team a minute later after he was teed up by Josh Doig.

Bocchetti, who was assistant to Cioffi’s predecessor Igor Tudor last season, has been promoted from coaching Verona’s youth team to take up the vacant first-team post.

Cioffi was dismissed on after a 2-1 defeat at Salernitana, their fourth loss on the bounce, left them in the relegation zone.

He had been brought in over the summer on a two-year deal following the departure of Tudor, now at Marseille.
But they have won just once in their opening nine games after Giovanni Simeone, Gianluca Caprari and Antonin Barak — who starred in Verona’s best campaign in years last term — all left the club.

The former centre-back Bocchetti, 35, only retired as a player last year and will have the daunting task to compete for the Serie A title.

He spent much of his playing career in Russia with Rubin Kazan and Spartak Moscow, winning the country’s Premier League in 2017.
Bocchetti made five appearances for his country and was part of the Italy squad during their disastrous campaign at he 2010 World Cup, when the Azzurri finished bottom of a group which also contained Slovakia, Paraguay and New Zealand.