East End Lions FC
|Full name||East End Lions Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Red Roaring Lions, The Killers|
|Ground||Siaka Stevens Stadium
Freetown, Sierra Leone
|Manager/Coach||Alfred Badara Turay/Raymond Lewis (Mourinho)|
|League||Sierra Leone National Premier League|
|2014||1st out of 14 clubs|
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 Siaka Stevens Stadium.
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.
East End Lions Football Club was formed by the people living in the eastern part of the city Freetown. It was first called East End Lions Sports Club where other sporting disciplines were involved but was later narrowed down to just football.
East End Lions have an intense rivalry with fellow powerhouse Mighty Blackpool who have won the National League 15 times. When these two clubs play each other at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, tickets are often sold out.
1977, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010. 2014.
1965 1973, 1980, 1989.
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Champions League: 4 appearances
1998 – Preliminary Round
2006 – Preliminary Round
2010 – Preliminary Round
2011 – Preliminary Round
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 3 appearances
1981: First Round
1986: withdrew in Preliminary Round
1994: First Round
- CAF Cup: 1 appearance
1992 – First Round
- CAF Cup Winners’ Cup: 1 appearance
1990 – Second Round
Notable former players
Mohamed Kanu (Fishball), Unisa P. Koroma (Pepe), Samuel Melville (Pain Box),
Mohamed Bah (Wise)(C), Desmond Wellington (Shark), Osman Y. Kamara (Yakayakay)
Issa Kamara (Jap Stam), Moray Tarawallie (Vieria), Mustapha Kamara, Kemson Fofana
Amara Kamara (Whitex), Ali Kamara (Levice), Sahr Morsay (Sahr Gehgehma)
Abdul Koyateh (Budubudu), Foday Samura (Pizzaro), Abu Sesay (Pa Abu), Seray Jah
Omega Thoronka (Amanki), Donald Wellington, Kai Gborie, Zacariah Scott
Larry Carter, Foday Conteh (Fabregas), Ali Conteh, Kotor Dunia
East End Lions are currently participating in the Breakaway Premier League