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East End Lions FC

East End Lions FC

Full name East End Lions Football Club
Nickname(s) Red Roaring Lions, The Killers
Founded 1928
Ground Siaka Stevens  Stadium
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Chairman Sanusie Kargbo
Manager/Coach Alfred Badara Turay/Raymond Lewis (Mourinho)
League Sierra Leone National Premier League
2019 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, 2019.

1965 1973, 1980, 1989.

Performance in CAF competitions

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


Notable former players



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