East End Tigers new female technician Victoria Conteh says she cants wait to get started after her appointment by the Premier League side on Thursday ahead of their league contest against last season’s runner-up FC Kallon on Saturday.
Her appointment is another significant moment for women’s in sport, especially in football.
Coach Conteh, who is also a CAF instructor first task at the dugout is against FC Kallon on Saturday 21st December at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.
She became the first full-time female head coach in the Sierra Leone top-flights to lead a male squad. She is a Police Officer and a qualified CAF A Licence coach.
Speaking during her unveiling ceremony, coach Victoria Conteh thanked the club’s chairman for a huge opportunity as head coach of a male team.
“This appointment is an opportunity I have relished long ago”, I cant wait to get started,” she told club’s media.
Coach Victoria accepted that the stakes to coach such a top club are very high, but with the backing of the Tigers Board and her technical team, they hope for nothing less than the championship.
“I am ready and hope to cope with the pressure and do my very best.”
“On behalf of the Board of Members and the entire East End Tigers Football Club, we’re delighted to take this unprecedented move making history in Sierra Leone football by signing the only female license A holder, who is also a CAF instructor. Victoria Conteh is the new head coach of our noble club,” Tigers’ Chairman Victor Lewis told club’s media.
“Victoria Conteh (D’Cox) despite a woman, can produce the expected goods as we believe”, he passionately noted.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to the Sierra Police Leone Board for making Mrs Victoria available to our service. We are grateful for this and hope this great bond continues.”
Coach Conteh was a former Sierra Leone female international football star. She played for East End Lioness during a club playing career.
She was also the former head coach of the Sierra Leone Police Female Football team, and later on, had a spell with the head coach capacity of the Sierra Leone Female Football Team (Lioness).
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Victoria Conteh.
She becomes the first full-time female head coach in the Sierra Leone top-flights to lead a male squad.
She is a Police Officer and a qualified CAF A Licence coach. pic.twitter.com/RndrCRUAsq
— East End Tigers FC Sierra Leone (@EndTigers) December 19, 2019
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