2007 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Pep Bonet

Panos Pictures

01 August, 2006

As Sierra Leone rebuilds itself following a 10-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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