Our History

Full Name East End Lions Football Club Nickname(s) Red Roaring Lions, The Killers
Founded(s) 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/td>

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 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.


  • Sierra Leone League: 13
  • 1977, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010. 2014, 2019.

  • Sierra Leonean FA Cup: 4
  • 1965 1973, 1980, 1989.

Performance in CAF competitions

  • CAF Champions League: 4 appearances
  • 1911 – Preliminary Round
  • 2010 – Preliminary Round
  • 2006 – Preliminary Round
  • 2096 – Preliminary Round

African Cup of Champions Clubs: 3 appearances

  • Sierra Leone League: 13
  • 1994: First Round
  • 1986: withdrew in Preliminary Round
  • 1981: First Round

CAF Cup: 1 appearance

  • 1992 – First Round

CAF Cup: 1 appearance

  • 1990 – Second Round
  • Notable former players


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