Greek-born Kamara commits to Sierra Leone
27-year-old Hampton & Richmond Borough defender Michael Kamara has committed his international future to Sierra Leone. Kamara, who is plying his trade in the English National League six-tier division, was born in Greece from parents hailing from Sierra Leone.
Kamara told footballsierraleone.net. “It will be an honour to represent the country of my parents. I’m confident, motivated ready to take my game to the next level.“I’m buzzing with excitement. However, is up to the football authorities but I’ve always wanted to play international football for the country of my parents.
The Defender also revealed he has already been encouraged by some Sierra Leone internationals. “I have some good friends that are encouraging me as they have already represented Sierra Leone – the likes of Kei Kamara, Alie Sesay and Umaru Bangura, he said.
“Presently we are chasing promotion; I am a defender who can play right back or as a centre back. I’ve played 33 games this season scoring 11 goals.
“I was born in Greece Athens, my parents are from Sierra Leone, I started at Cambridge United at 16, and then got a move to Crystal Palace where I got called to the English U-23 squad.
“Unfortunately, I was unable to play due to injury – having left Crystal Palace I dropped into non-league where I played for Woking in the conference national but couldn’t avoid relegation.
“Since then I have played for Dover Athletic, where I was part of their Conference South Playoff winning side 2013–14 and Dulwich Hamlet. Last season I helped Hampton and Richmond gained promotion to the National League South,” Kamara explained.
Alie Ahmed Bittar, footballsierraleone.net
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