East End Lions is a Sierra Leonean professional football club based in the capital Freetown. They play in the Sierra Leone National Premier League, the top football league in Sierra Leone. East End Lions represents the East End of Freetown, and play their home games at the National Stadium. [2] The head coach, appointed in 2018 is John Keister.[3]

East End Lions
Full nameEast End Lions
Nickname(s)Red Roaring Lions, The Killers
Founded1928; 96 years ago (1928)
Ground[Trade Center Field]]
Freetown, Sierra Leone
LeagueSierra Leone National Premier League

East End Lions are one of the two biggest and most successful football clubs in Sierra Leonean football history (along with their main rivalry Mighty Blackpool). The club was founded in 1928 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Sierra Leone.

Rivalry edit

East End Lions have an intense rivalry with fellow powerhouse Mighty Blackpool who have won the National League 10 times. When these two clubs play each other at the national stadium in Freetown, tickets are often sold out; there is usually a heavy police presence to prevent clashes between their supporters,[4]

Achievements edit

1977, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2019[5]
1973, 1980, 1989.[6]

Performance in CAF competitions edit

1998 – Preliminary round
2006 – Preliminary round
2010 – Preliminary round
2011 – Preliminary round
1981: First Round
1986: withdrew in preliminary round
1994: First Round
1992 – First Round
1990 – Second Round

Squad (2011–12) edit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SLE Alhaji Conteh
GK   SLE Mohamed Jalloh
GK   SLE Mohamed Kanú
DF   SLE Mohamed Bah
DF   SLE Kai Gborie
DF   SLE Issa Kamara
DF   SLE Ibrahim Kamara
DF   SLE Ibrahim Kargbo
DF   SLE Abu Sesay
DF   SLE Mohamed Rogers
DF   SLE Samuel Sesay
MF   SLE Musa Sesay
MF   SLE Alimamy "Okomi" Sesay
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SLE Amara Kamara
MF   SLE Aljaji Samuels
MF   SLE Mohamed Fofanah
FW   SLE Abdulai Bundu
FW   SLE Amudu Conteh
FW   SLE Mustapha Conteh
FW   SLE David Conteh
FW   SLE Alia Fofanah
FW   SLE Seray Jah
FW   SLE Alimamy Abedi Bundu
FW   SLE Sidique Mansaray
FW   SLE Foday Samura

Former managers edit

References edit

  1. ^ https://awokonewspaper.sl/east-end-lions-appoint-sarfo-castro-as-head-coach-after-string-of-losses/
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone Sports: East End Lions appoints 10-man executive". Awoko Newspaper. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  3. ^ "Sierra Leone Sports: Keister becomes East End Lions coach". Awoko Newspaper. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  4. ^ "SOCCER INFERNO IN FREETOWN TODAY, as Arch -rivals Mighty Blackpool and East End Lions clash to open Sierra Leone Premier League – Cocorioko". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  5. ^ "Sierra Leone - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  6. ^ "Sierra Leone - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 2019-03-09.