2007 Photo Contest, Sports Feature, 2nd prize

Pep Bonet

Panos Pictures

01 August, 2006

As Sierra Leone rebuilds itself following a ten-year-long civil war, members of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club aim to play against other international teams, and make a living from their sport. Most of the 22 members of the club had limbs cut off by rebel forces during the war. In February 2007 the club - which had already competed in matches in Britain, Russia, and Brazil - hosted the first ever All-African Amputee Football Tournament.

About the photographer

Pep Bonet

His long-term projects focus on African issues such as HIV/Aids and the aftermath of the civil war in Sierra Leone, which he covered in his well known project 'Faith in Chaos. He...

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