Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Club History

By: Foday Turay

What made you interested in participating in the Unity Cup?
Love for the city and love for soccer.

What was your favorite moment from last year’s tournament?
Playing in the final game.

How did your team come together?
Most of us live in Southwest Philadelphia.

Can you tell us a bit about the rest of your team?
As you may know, the SIERRA LEONE/ SALONE FC is a nonprofit organization that continues to use football/soccer to bring stability, peace, and love in our community.

What does soccer mean to your community?
Peace, love, and stability.

How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
It brings more love in our city.

What places or groups in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
Visit Southwest Philadelphia, specifically Woodland Ave. Also, Taste Africa (6518 Woodland Ave.) is a Sierra Leone restaurant.

What’s one thing you wish more people knew about your team’s country?
Sierra Leoneans love soccer and we appreciate the mayor, Jim Kenney, for giving us this opportunity to play the game we love.



Unity Cup

Round One