“He graduated from college and he was working whilst playing for FC kallon,” said Mohamed Kallon.
“He was a talented goalkeeper and it is a great loss for Sierra Leone. May his soul rest in Peace. We love him but Allah loves him most.”
Conteh, who is yet to be buried, was one of few educated Sierra Leonean players with a degree having graduated from Fourah Bay college at the University of Sierra Leone.
He played for three Premier league clubs in Sierra Leone – East End Lions, Kallon FC and Diamond Stars of Kono – as well as two clubs in Guinea, Fello Star de Labè and Ashanti Golden Boys de Siguiri.