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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
Capital
Freetown

Population
5,509,000

Independence
1961
National sports hero
Abdul Mansaray (100m/200m)

Watch out for
Ekundayo Williams (100m)

Sierra Leone have competed in the Games since 1966, and Manchester will be their seventh outing. They are still yet to win a medal.

Sprinter Horace Dove-Edwin finished second in the 100m in 1994 but was disqualified because tests showed he had used steroids.

Their team of 22 returned home empty-handed from Malaysia in 1998.

Did you know?
Sierra Leone-born striker Paul Kpaka finished last season as the top African goal-scorer in Europe.

Kpaka, who plays for Belgian First Division side Germinal BA, hit 22 goals in all.

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