Sierra Leone National Premier League

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Sierra Leone National Premier League
Founded1967; 56 years ago (1967)
CountrySierra Leone
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSierra Leone National First Division
Domestic cup(s)Sierra Leonean FA Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current championsEast End Lions
TV partnersAYV
Current: 2022-23 Sierra Leone National Premier League

Sierra Leone National Premier League is a professional football league in Sierra Leone. It was founded in 1967. The league is sponsored by the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, one of the major Sierra Leonean banks. East End Lions and Mighty Blackpool are the two biggest and most successful clubs. The National Premier League is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association. The season runs from March to July.[1]

The current champions of the premier league are East End Lions. They won the league unbeatable in 2019.

Fc Kallon's 7-0 win against Sierra Leone Police Fc on October 23rd 2021 is the biggest win in the history of the league.


Eighteen clubs compete in the league, playing each other twice, once at home and once away. At the end of the season the bottom three clubs are relegated to the Sierra Leone National First Division, the second highest football league in Sierra Leone. The champions qualify for the CAF Champions League, while the second place team or the winner of the Sierra Leonean FA Cup will qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup. If the winner of the Sierra Leonean FA Cup has already qualify for the CAF Champions League, the Confederations Cup spot will go to the second place team in the table.

Current teams 2019 season[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Anti Drugs Strikers Newton Dems field Wellington
Bo Rangers Bo Bo Stadium 10,000
Central Parade Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Diamond Stars Koidu Town Koidu Sports Stadium 2,000
East End Lions Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Freetown City Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Eastern Tigers Stars Lungi National Stadium 45,000
Kallon Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Mighty Blackpool Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Old Edwardians Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Ports Authority Freetown National Stadium 45,000
Kamboi Eagles Kenema Town Field
SLRA Makeni EBK Stadium

Previous winners[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club City Titles Last Title
East End Lions Freetown 12 2018–19
Mighty Blackpool Freetown 11 2000–01
Kallon (includes Sierra Fisheries) Freetown 4 2005–06
Real Republicans Freetown 3 1984
Ports Authority Freetown 3 2010–11
Diamond Stars Koidu 2 2012–13
Freetown City (includes Freetown United) Freetown 1 1989
Old Edwardians Freetown 1 1990

Top scorers[edit]

Season Player Club Goals
2000–01 Kelfala Marah
Abdulai K. Conteh
Mighty Blackpool
Old Edwardians
2007–08 Sierra Leone Lahai "Chandus" Freeman 10
2011–12 Sierra Leone James Bangura Central Parade 8


  1. ^ "Aboutaball website". Archived from the original on March 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Africell honours league champions tomorrow". 15 July 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Title-winning Diamond Stars finally end Freetown reign". July 23, 2012 – via
  4. ^ Diamond Stars win Salone Premier League for the second time Archived 2013-12-16 at the Wayback Machine

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