Sierra Leone international John Kamara’s Azerbaijan side Kesla FK must overcome their Albanian counterpart in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, 27th, August to progress.

Keshla FK will host Laçi at their Shafa Stadium in Baku after ending last season as the third-best side in the Azerbaijan top-tier.

Due to Covid-19, all qualifying matches to be decided in one leg.

Kamara played a vital role to helped the two-time Azerbaijan champions to a third place in finish last season to compete in the UEFA Europa League.

The former Riga and Kaysar defensive midfielder since joining the club in January 2019 has played 33 matches in all competitions helping his Azerbaijan top-tier outfit to a Europa League spot for next season.

KF Laçi’s first-ever European game was played on 1 July 2010 at the Stadium Niko Dovana in Durres.

They played Dnepr Mogilev of Belarus in the Europa League 1st qualifying round and there debut match finished 1–1.

Laci was thrashed in Belarus 7-1 in the return fixture 8-1 on aggregate.

In 2007–08 season after g=finishing first, they qualified for its first-ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2008 and advanced to the second qualifying round by defeating Rabotnički of the Republic of Macedonia on away goals.

In 2012, the club recorded an Azerbaijani record for the biggest win in European competition by beating Narva Trans 5–0 in Estonia.

The 2020–21 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round already started and will end on 1 October 2020.

Last season they were eliminated by Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva 2-1 on aggregate.

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