With the Leone Stars’ crucial encounter with Equatorial Guinea in Freetown fast approaching, no coordinator has been appointed to fill in the shoes of former coordinator Ahmed Sesay since he was arrested for the cocaine incident at Lungi International Airport.
Leone Stars still have two games remaining on their season schedule: The aforementioned match against Equatorial Guinea, and the final match against Nigeria in Lagos.
These two matches are important for the national team if they are to qualify for the next round of the competition, so the appointment of a new coordinator who will maintain good relationships with the players and the coach becomes more necessary with each passing day.
Speaking to Awoko about who should replace Ahmed Sesay as coordinator, some members of SLFA executives and some of the high profile Leone Stars players said they prefer Mohamed Gento Kamara, who has been instrumental to the Leone Stars team over the past matches as he was working alongside Ahmed Sesay when he was still the coordinator.
In their first match with Equatorial Guinea, Gento was able to win the minds of the players, the supporters, and the journalists who made the trip to Equatorial Guinea by ensuring accommodation and food for every Sierra Leonean who made the trip with the charted flight.
When Ahmed Sesay was with the players, Gento was also engaged in other arrangements, all for the interest for the national team
With so much riding on the final two games for the Leone Stars, it’s possible that the absence of a coordinator could become a potential distraction for the players.