By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Freetown

Former Sierra Leonean international Kewullay says he has accepted the offer to serve as head coach of his country’s under-20 women’s national team.

The 44-year-old received a letter of appointment from the Sierra Leone FA (SLFA) this week to replace Victoria Conteh who claims she’s yet to receive any letter from the SLFA relieving her from her duties. 

 “I have accepted the coaching job and I’ll communicate my decision to the SLFA,” Conteh told Sierra Leone”

He added: “I’m happy about the appointment and I hope it’ll be a stepping stone in my coaching career.”

“I’ve served my country diligently as a player and I’ll try my best to serve my country well as a coach.”

But the terms and conditions of Conteh’s first national assignment as a coach are yet to be negotiated.

Conteh, who is a Uefa B coaching license holder, is currently one of three assistant coaches of former Sierra Leonean champions East End Lions.

As a footballer, Kewullay featured for Real Republicans and Ports Authority before moving to Europe where he played briefly for a Swedish side Cafe Opera renamed AFC United, and had spells with several Italian clubs including Atlanta.

He featured in Serie A for Atlanta in April 1996 to become the first ever Sierra Leonean international to play in Italy’s top flight league.

At national level, he won many caps including his matches at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in 1996.

His last match was Leone Stars’ 3-1 loss to Niger in Niamey in 2011 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.