Al-Taawoun FC, of the Saudi Professional League, have confirmed signing Sierra Leone international and DC United striker Alhaji Kamara.

The Saudi side announced on their official Twitter account today that they had signed Alhaji Kamara for an undisclosed fee from Major League Soccer side DC United.

Kamara, 23, who scored hat-trick playing for Richmond Kickers on loan from DC United, will continue his trade in the Saudi Arabian top flight division.

Kamara has appeared once for United this season, a 14-minute stint at Orlando. While on loan at Richmond Kickers in nine appearances Kamara scored four goals, including a hat-trick against Ottawa on May 27.

The former Norrköping forward scored the fastest goal on his MLS debut in 33 seconds against Sporting Kansas City for DC United, after a congenital heart condition derailed his European career.

He was cleared to resume his career after further testing from US-based doctors; the initial medical test confirmed he was suffering from a congenital heart disease, a deviation of the coronary arteries.

The 5 ft 11-inch striker made eight appearances – starting twice for DC United last Major League season.

In Sweden, he was clinical when playing for Norrköping in the Swedish Allsvenskan scoring 21 goals in 48 games in all competitions.

In 2015, he was loaned to Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta’zim F.C. but was recalled to IFK Norrköping in July 2016, where he scored seven goals in thirteen appearances to help the Swedish side win the league.

Capped four times for Sierra Leone, he began his career with local club FC Kallon, before signing on loan with Swedish first division side Djurgårdens IF in 2012 and eventually signing with IFK Norrköping in 2014.

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