Afcon coach faces death threats

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Sierra Leone coach John Keister has revealed that he received death threats before naming his squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. 

The 51-year-old recently achieved a massive feat when he led the Leone Stars, ranked 108th in the world, to the prestigious tournament for the first time since 1996. 

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Despite him seemingly doing well in his post, Keister has revealed that he got multiple threats about the inclusion of certain players just before he announced his 28-man squad.  

"I think it's very, very sad that it has to come to this," the English-born Keister told BBC Sport Africa, per Ghana Guardian. 

"Whatever walk of life you are in, nobody deserves that. 

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"I don't think it should get to that point where my life is being threatened because people feel players should be in [the squad] - and if they are not, this is what they are going to do. 

"We have come a long way [so] there's no reason for [the death threats]. 

"I've got family, I look after these boys and I have a job to do. It gets me angry and for me, where I have come from and my background, I feel there is something I need to do about it. 

"Regardless of the job, I need to do something about it." 

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