Humble keeper Kamara thrilled after Man of the Match performance

Humble keeper Kamara thrilled after Man of the Match performance

After being named Man of the Match for his composure and excellent display against the African Cup of Nation defending Champions Algeria, Sierra Leone keeper Mohamed Kamara says he was pleased and pleased with team spirit. 

Kamara, 22, made seven great saves as he helped to frustrate Algeria in Sierra Leone impressive goalless draw in their Group E opener at the Japoma Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

The East End Lions keeper was pivotal for the West Africans against a top Algerian side. He denied Ramy Bensebaini and Baghdad Bounedjah in stoppage time.

Speaking to Football Sierra Leone in Douala, Kamara praised God for his guidance on the pitch.

“Glory is to God for great team performance. I’m happy, and all the praises belong to Allah.

“This is something I have been working on for many years, and against Algeria, God made it easy for me. This performance did not come as a surprise to me because I have been working on myself.”

Coach John Keister will be hoping Kamara will maintain his form against the Ivory Coast on Sunday at the same venue.

The Leone Stars search of making the round of sixteen of the continental showpiece for the first time in its history.

Elsewhere In the group, on Wednesday, Ivory Coast defeated Equatorial Guinea 1-0 to go top of Group E.

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Sierra Leone John Keister was pleased after Leone Stars goalless draw against Algeria in their Group E opening match at the Japoma Stadium on Tuesday in Douala.

The Leone Stars, without a doubt, were the underdogs coming into the third African Cup of Nations opener against defending Champions Algeria, who defeated Senegal 1-0 to win the 2109 continental showpiece.

When answering questions from the media during the post-match interview, Keister noted that he was pleased with the result and that his team maintained their game plan.

“I’m happy with the result (0-0) even though we attacked this game to win it. We had the reigning African champions Algeria, a great and beautiful team, but we stuck to our strategy, which worked,” He told pressmen.

“I don’t want to highlight a single player even if the goalkeeper (Mohamed N Kamara) was elected man of the match. This is a collective performance, and we will continue to do so. We have to fight and grow this group. And since our arrival, we have been working to move forward. 

There’s no point in having a great game on Tuesday and letting the other games slip away. It’s at the end of the tournament that we’ll know if we’re the surprise. We take game after game .”

The second Group E game is being played on Wednesday in Douala when Equatorial Guinea meet the Ivory Coast.

Sierra Leone next outing in the tournament is against Ivory Coast at 4 pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football. In the other Group E fixture, Algeria battle Equatorial Guinea at 7 pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Mix.

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Defender Osman Kakay has given his verdict after Sierra Leone goalless draw with holders Algeria in their Afcon Group E opener on Tuesday in Douala, Cameroon.

Speaking to the media after his African Cup of Nations debut, Queens Park Ranger defender Osman Kakay admitted that he was pleased with his contribution and delighted with the result.

The Leone Stars played a good game against holders Algeria and Kakay was quick to acknowledge that Sierra Leone can cause an upset with the right mentality.

“First of all, it is a great honour to represent my nation at a major tournament feels even better knowing we are back after 26 years. We all know the teams are good, but in tournament football, you cannot fear anyone,” Kakay told FSL News in Douala.

“The group is tough, no doubt about that, but I believe if we show the right mentality and application stick to the game plan, we can cause an upset. This game is an example that nothing is impossible in African football.”

When asked about Sierra Leone reaching the round of 16 for the first time in its history, he was self-assured.

“I think that’s a good target for us, and if it happens, it will be a great achievement which shows how far we have come.”

The Queens Park Randers full-back was pivotal to Sierra Leone’s qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations – the 23-year-old is now focused on helping the Leone Stars to a successful Afcon campaign.

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