East End Lions F.C.

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East End Lions
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Full name East End Lions
Nickname(s) Red Roaring Lions, The Killers
Founded 1928
Ground National Stadium
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Ground Capacity 36,000
Chairman Sierra Leone Mohamed Nabieu[1]
Manager Christian Cole
League Sierra Leone National Premier League
2013 6th 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 National 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.

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 present to prevent clashes between their supporters,

Achievements[edit]

1977, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010.
1965 1973, 1980, 1989.

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

Notable former players[edit]