Musa Noah Kamara

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

Musa Noah Kamara
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Kamara in 2022
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 (age 22)
Place of birth Tombo, Sierra Leone
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Ittihad
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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "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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