• SC Cambuur creative winger Issa Kallon is relishing the prospect of representing Sierra Leone in the biggest stage of African football.
  • Kallon, 25, is the son of former International Issa Kargbo, commonly known as Pekin Pele.
  • The winner of the Dutch Eerste divisie, the second-highest tier in the Netherlands football system and U-21 Eredisive, has said it will be an honour to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

Kallon confirmed the news to join the Leone Stars after the Sierra Leone Football Association cited him as coach John Keister new inclusion.

“Yes, I will be joining the Sierra Leone national team if selected. I am expecting to get my first call up in the next International duty,” he told FSL UK.

The SLFA says head coach John Keister is interested in offering young stars a chance to fulfil their dream of playing for their country, starting with Leone stars friendly matches in the FIFA international window.

Expressing his delight, he added, “It’s will be an honour to follow in my dad’s footsteps in representing Sierra Leone.”

Born in the Netherlands, Kallon last season played a pivotal role in Cambuur promotion to the Dutch top tier.

In 34 appearances, he scored twelve goals, making four assists. He has represented the Netherlands U21, U19, Netherlands U17, Netherlands U16, and Netherlands U15.

Ahead of the Eredivisie, Kallon is excited to play against defending champions Ajax, runners-up AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord. “It’s a good level to compete with the best in Holland. I’m fully ready.”

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