Leone Stars - Sierra Leone national football team

The Sierra Leone national football team, nicknamed the Leone Stars, is the national team of Sierra Leone and is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association. The team is affiliated to the West African Football Union of CAF. They have never qualified for the World Cup.

History

Sierra Leone's first match was at home on 10 August 1949 against another British colony, Nigeria, and was lost 2–0. In 1954 they played another British colony, the Gold Coast (now Ghana and lost 2–0 away. On 22 April 1961 they again hosted Nigeria and lost 4–2. On 12 November 1966 they hosted Liberia in their first match against a non-British colony and earned their first draw, 1–1. A week later, they lost 2–0 in Liberia. On 13 January 1971 Sierra Leone played their first match against a non-African team, West Germany's B-team. The match in Sierra Leone was won 1–0 by the Germans. Sierra Leone's first match outside of Africa was also their first against an Asian nation, China. They lost 4–1 in China on 5 April 1974.[3]

Sierra Leone Football Achievements

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
2 Times Champion (1993, 1995)
2 Times Runners-up
World Cup record

1930 to 1970 – Did not enter
1974 to 1986 – Did not qualify
1990 – Did not enter
1994 – Withdrew
1998 to 2014 – Did not qualify
Africa Cup of Nations record

1957 to 1968 – Did not enter
1970 – Withdrew
1972 – Did not enter
1974 – Did not qualify
1976 – Did not enter
1978 – Did not qualify
1980 – Did not enter
1982 – Did not qualify
1984 – Did not qualify
1986 – Withdrew
1988 – Did not qualify
1990 – Withdrew
1992 – Did not qualify
1994 – Round 1
1996 – Round 1
1998 – Withdrew
2000 – Disqualified due to civil war
2002 to 2013 – Did not qualify

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