Diamond Stars FC

The Diamond Stars of Kono FC 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 coach by a former Sierra Leonean international footballer Lamin Bangura. History 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 Sierra Leone League: 1 2012. Sierra Leonean FA Cup: 2 1992. 2012 Performance in CAF competitions CAF Cup: 1 appearance 1994 - withdrew in Quarter-Finals CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances 1989 - First Round 1993 - Preliminary Round Notable players Sierra Leone Mohamed Dabundeh Sierra Leone Francis Koroma Sierra Leone Chiquita Sesay (played professionally in Sweden for Eskilstuna City FK)[5] Sierra Leone Komba Yomba

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