Diamond Stars F.C.

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Diamond Stars FC
Diamond Stars FC (logo).png
Full name Diamond Stars Football Club of Kono
Nickname(s) Diamond Stars
Founded 1954
Ground Koidu Sports Stadium
Koidu Town, Kono District, Sierra Leone
Ground Capacity 10,500
Chairman Sierra Leone Abdulai Sidibay
Manager Sierra Leone Derrick Boison
League Sierra Leone National Premier League
2012 1st out of 14 clubs

The Diamond Stars Football Club is a Sierra Leonean professional football Club based in Koidu Town, Kono District, Sierra Leone.[1] The club represent the diamond-rich Kono District and is a member of the Sierra Leone National Premier League, the top football league in Sierra Leone.[2] The club is coached by a former Sierra Leonean international footballer Lamin Bangura.

History[edit]

The club got the name the Diamond Stars due to the rich diamond reserves in Kono district, where it is based. Diamond stars have one of the largest fan bases among Sierra Leonean football clubs and its supporters are primarily from Kono District. The club is owned and sponsored by the Koidu Holdings, diamond mining company.

The Diamond Stars are the current champions of the 2012 Premier League season, and the first club outside Freetown to ever won the Premier League.[3]

The club current coach is a former Sierra Leonean international footballer Lamin Bangura.[4]

The club have won the Sierra Leonean FA Cup once, in 1992 and they are one of the most popular football clubs in Sierra Leone.

Achievements[edit]

2012.
1992. 2012

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1994 – withdrew in Quarter-Finals
1989 – First Round
1993 – Preliminary Round

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