- John Thomas Kamara has signed his first professional deal with USL Championship side Louisville City.
The club says they have added youth to its ranks with their new midfield acquisition.
Kamara, 18, joined from Florida powerhouse Montverde Academy.
“A deal with Kamara, who goes by “Jay Tee,” is pending league and federation approval. He is reporting immediately to begin preseason training with the boys in purple on Monday,” they confirmed on their website.
“Jay Tee is an exciting and creative young player,” said LouCity’s Head Coach and Sporting Director John Hackworth.
He added, “Kamara trialled with us last summer, impressing our staff and players with his skill, imagination and explosiveness. We know he comes from an excellent academy background and looks forward to watching him develop at the professional level.”
Last season Kamara was one of eight athletes to sign professional contracts out of his academy for the 2020-21 school year.
Before Louisville City FC he played for local club Alaska FC.
Kamara was part of Sierra Leone U20 side participated in the tournament in Liberia, where he made his first big splash.
🗣️ "I'm so happy to be a part of the Louisville family."
A word from our newest signee, Jay Tee Kamara. 👇 pic.twitter.com/OC4Gx1RJci
— Louisville City FC (@loucityfc) January 27, 2021
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