Sierra Leone National Premier League
|Number of teams||13|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Sierra Leone National First Division|
|Domestic cup(s)||Sierra Leonean FA Cup|
|International cup(s)||Champions League |
|Current champions||Diamond Stars |
|2019 Sierra Leone National Premier League|
Sierra Leone National Premier League is the top 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.
Fourteen clubs compete in the league, playing each other twice, once at home and once away. At the end of the season the bottom two clubs are relegated to the Sierra Leone National First Division, the second highest football league in Sierra Leone. The top two teams qualify for the CAF Champions League, while the third 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 third place team in the table.
Current teams 2019 season
|Anti Drugs Strikers||Newton||Dems field Wellington|
|Bo Rangers||Bo||Bo Stadium|
|Central Parade||Freetown||National Stadium|
|Diamond Stars||Koidu Town||Koidu Sports Stadium|
|East End Lions||Freetown||National Stadium|
|Freetown City||Freetown||National Stadium|
|Eastern Tigers Stars||Lungi||Lungi Field|
|Mighty Blackpool||Freetown||National Stadium|
|Old Edwardians||Freetown||National Stadium|
|Ports Authority||Freetown||National Stadium|
|Kamboi Eagles||Kenema||Town Field|
Performance by club
|East End Lions||Freetown||12||2018–19|
|Kallon (includes Sierra Fisheries)||Freetown||4||2005–06|
|Freetown City (includes Freetown United)||Freetown||1||1989|
Abdulai K. Conteh
|2007–08||Lahai "Chandus" Freeman||10|
|2011–12||James Bangura||Central Parade||8|
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