Death threat to a coach because of the list of the African Nations team
African football enthusiasts are looking forward to the start of the African Nations Championship in Cameroon starting next Sunday, and as usual, the tournament is accompanied by remarkable events that are not limited to what is happening in the football fields.
Days before the launch of the competition, Sierra Leone coach John Kester revealed that he had received death threats when preparing the list of players involved.
Kester invited 28 players to participate in the tournament, but the 51-year-old coach received an unpleasant surprise when he received death threats before his list was published.
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In an interview with the BBC, he said:BBC) “I don’t think it has to get to the point where my life is in danger because there are people who think certain players should be on the list, I have to do something about it.”
“We’ve come a long way with this national team, so there’s no reason for death threats, I think it’s very sad that that happened. Nobody deserves this.”
Sierra Leone will have a difficult task in Group E when it faces the defending champion Algeria, as well as Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea.