Sierra Leone Flying stars is an amputee football club that is still suffering from injuries and the dark history of the 11 year long civil war in Sierra Leone that ended 2002.
The civil war left the country with thousands of victims and unheald wounds from the rebel attacks.
In a market place in the capital Freetown, 20 young men gathered in 2002, after the war, and started the football club SLASC (Single legs ammputee football club) with people suffering from wounds from the war. The club later became Sierra Leone Flying Stars. Many of the team members have their homes in small steel sheds in the area Gooding Lane at west Freetown and get together a few times a week for practice at a dusty field.