• Defending Champions East End Lions suffered first league defeat in 25 matches
  • Port Authority midfielder Alfred Nyuma pictured named Man of the Match 
  • Both sides shared spoils in both matches last season

Ports Authority handed defending Sierra Leone Premier League champions, East End Lions, their first league defeat in 25 matches played under coach John Keister.

A Djibril Koulibaly goal in the 79th minutes helped the Waterfronts boys edge out their East End giants rivals in their opening fixture of the new campaign at the Siaka Steven Stadium on Saturday.

The defeat to Ports marked their second in six days following the Challenge Cup defeat to FC Kallon Sunday 1st December. 

Port Authority midfielder Alfred Nyuma (Shakila) was named Man of the Match after a brilliant performance for his side.

The Killers under the supervision of John Keister went undefeated in 24 matches en route to winning the 2019 league title. 

Keister’s men open their 2018/2019 season with a victory over Mighty Blackpool in January 2019 since then they never look back. 

On Friday, East End Tigers opening their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces soccer team.

A debut goal for Tigers new acquisition Philip Neville was enough as they take home maximum points. 

East End Lions confirmed as National League champions

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