The Sierra Leone national football team represents Sierra Leone in international football and is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA). The team is affiliated to the West African Football Union of CAF and they have never qualified for the World Cup.
Siaka Stevens Stadium commonly known informally as Freetown National Stadium, is the national stadium of Sierra Leone, located in the capital city of Freetown. It is used mostly for football matches and it also has athletics facilities. It is the largest stadium in Sierra Leone and has a 36,000 capacity.. The stadium serves as the exclusive home of the Sierra Leone national football team, known as the Leone Stars.
Several professional Sierra Leonean football clubs in the Sierra Leone National Premier League play their home games at the stadium. The stadium is also occasionally used as a venue for social, cultural, religious, and political events, including the inauguration of a newly elected President of Sierra Leone.
The stadium is named after Sierra Leone"s first president Siaka Stevens, who signed and approved the budget for the construction of the stadium in 1980.