This is an inspiring story of men who did more than survive the decade long Sierra Leonean war – these victims of war, turned footballers, gave themselves a purpose.
Over the years these men have developed a passion for football and gone on to form local football clubs – the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club (SLASC), the Flying Stars Amputee Football Club, the Flying Eagles, and a few others.
Thanks to American amputee Dee Malchow who was on a mission work in Sierra Leone to help de-traumatize war victims, these men have a sport career as opposed to roaming the streets begging and today Sierra Leone has inspiring amputee football teams that have participated in several football tournaments around the world.
These tournaments helped create international awareness, and global recognition, that led to the creation of the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF), and recently inspired the creation of a documentary –The Flying Stars.
The documentary is an inspiring look at Bornor Kargbo, captain of The Flying Stars football team in Freetown, Sierra Leone.