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Sierra Leone Sports: Keister becomes East End Lions coach

East End Lions newly appointed coach, John Keister, said he is looking forward to the challenge and working with an executive that is very ambitious towards the development of football,” he said. “Not only for Lions but Sierra Leone as a nation.” “The Leone Stars Coach sealed the club contract for an undisclosed amount in the afternoon hours of October 26 2018,” Anthony Navo posted on his Facebook account. Keister guided Sierra Leone to their opening 2-1 win over Kenya in Freetown June 2017 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first qualifier. However, lost to Ethiopia 1-0 at the Hawassa Stadium in match day two of the Afcon qualifying campaign. According to the new Lions executive led by Navo, Keister’s appointment is the first step in his executive’s ‘strategic plan to return the club to its past glory.’ The executive committee has further announced that the team will resume training soonest under the leadership of the new coach. The former Dover Athletic captain had previously served as head coach of the Leone Stars home-based team as well as the Sierra Leone under-17 and under-23 national teams. One of the Public Relation officers Edmond Foray has said they are determined to bring back the past glory in the 80s that is why they have decided to sign Coach John Keister.


By Bernard Turay

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Monday October 29, 2018.

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