Entente Sportive de Sétif are based in the North East Algerian city of Sétif. One of the coldest areas in the country, it sits among mountains at over 1000 metres above sea level.They are one of the most successful clubs in Algerian Football league history.
Sétif Massacre on May 8th 1945 - one day after VE Day. After initial rioting killed 103 French settlers, French reprisals saw the estimated deaths of anything up to 45000 Algerian - an event that the French government has only recently apologised for.
The club go by the rather regal nickname of The Black Eagles, and play at the 30,000 capacity Stade 8 Mai 1945 - once again commemorating the sad events of the uprising.
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