Sierra Leone striker Alhaji Kamara has joined US Soccer League side Richmond Kickers on a season-long loan from DC United.
“The Richmond Kickers are pleased to receive five players on loan from the club’s official Major League Soccer affiliate, D.C. United. Defender Chris Durkin, forward Alhaji Kamara, goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky, midfielder Chris Odoi-Atsem and midfielder Maxim Tissot are slated to appear in Richmond throughout the 2017 season, pending USL, MLS and U.S. Soccer approval,” the club stated on their official website.
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.
Kamara was cleared to resume his career after further testing from US-based doctors, the initial medical test confirmed he was suffering from congenital heart disease, a deviation of the coronary arteries.
The 5 ft 11-inch striker, who will be 23-year-old in April made eight appearances – starting twice for DC United last Major League season.
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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