Musa Noah Kamara (born 6 August 2000) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who plays as a striker for Bo Rangers and the Sierra Leone national team.

Musa Noah Kamara
Kamara in 2022
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 (age 23)
Place of birth Tombo, Sierra Leone
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 AIK Freetong
2019 East End Lions (15)
2019 Trelleborgs FF 0 (0)
2020–2021 East End Lions
2021–2022 Bo Rangers
2022– Al-Ittihad
International career
2018 Sierra Leone U20 1 (0)
2018– Sierra Leone 6 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:34, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19:34, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Club career edit

Kamara was born in Tombo.[1] After playing for AIK Freetong in 2018, he was the top scorer of the 2019 Sierra Leone National Premier League with 15 goals for champions East End Lions.[1][2] He joined Swedish club Trelleborgs FF on a three-and-a-half year deal in August 2019, but cancelled his contract after a week, citing the cold weather in Sweden.[2] He retracted that statement the following day however, and insisted that he returned to Sierra Leone to play for the national team in the upcoming World Cup qualification fixtures.[3] [1] He transferred to Bo Rangers in April 2021.[4]

International career edit

Having previously represented Sierra Leone at under-20 level, Kamara made his senior debut for Sierra Leone against Liberia on 26 July 2018.[5] He represented Sierra Leone at the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations.[6] He did not travel to Kono to play a friendly match in November 2019 after suffering a bereavement, but received a two match international ban from the Sierra Leone Football Association after it was discovered he played a community match in Freetown during this period.[6]

Kamara was called up to Sierra Leone's squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, which began in January 2022.[7] He scored his first international goal with a "magnificent left-footed strike" in a 2–2 draw with Ivory Coast in Sierra Leone's second group match on 16 January 2022.[1][8] He appeared in their third group match as they were eliminated from the competition after a 1–0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea.[9]

International goals edit

Scores and results list Sierra Leone's goal tally first.[1]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2022 Japoma Stadium, Douala, Cameroon   Ivory Coast 1–1 2–2 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
2. 13 June 2022 General Lansana Conté Stadium, Conakry, Guinea   Guinea-Bissau 2–2 2–2 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 27 August 2022 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia   Mali 1–2 1–2 2022 African Nations Championship qualification

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Musa Noah Kamara". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (19 August 2019). "'Too cold' in Sweden for Sierra Leone's Musa Noah Kamara". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  3. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (20 August 2019). "Sierra Leone's Musa Noah Kamara retracts 'too cold' comments". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Striker Musa Noah Kamara joins big spenders Bo Rangers". Football Sierra Leone. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Who is Musa Noah Kamara? All you need to know about EE Lions Striker". Football Sierra Leone. 7 July 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  6. ^ a b Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (7 November 2019). "More controversy for Sierra Leone's Musa Noah Kamara". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  7. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (31 December 2021). "Afcon 2021: Ex-England defender Steven Caulker named in Sierra Leone squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Afcon 2021: Sierra Leone snatch late draw against Ivory Coast". BBC Sport. 16 January 2022. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  9. ^ Stevens, Rob (20 January 2022). "Afcon 2021: Equatorial Guinea through at expense of Sierra Leone". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 January 2022.

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