Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Kamara Joining Sierra Leone National Team

Back in July, Kei Kamara was suspended by the Sierra Leone FA for comments that were disparaging of the Sierra Leone Sports Minister.  The suspension at the time was indefinite and came on the backs of a big win that put Sierra Leone within touching distance of the 2013 African Cup of nations.  That suspension now though has been lifted at least based on Kamara's comments on Twitter about heading to Sierra Leone.  Kamara is leaving for Sierra Leone ahead of the game in Freetown on September 8th.  It's the first of a home-home series against Tunisia.  The return leg is in October in Tunisia. With the break currently for KC until the 14th, Kamara likely won't miss a game.

One would assume that the suspension has also been lifted on Ibrahim Kargbo, the teams captain.  Previously on "This Week in Sporting" in an interview, Kamara had stated that he expected the suspension to be lifted, that the rest of the team was signing on to not play unless the suspension had been lifted.  While coach, Lars Olof-Mattsson had called for both to be reinstated, the original roster for the qualifier did not include either of the players.  Kamara and Kargbo should give a nice lift to the national team ahead of the first leg of the qualifier, Sierra Leone is currently the 10th ranked team in Africa, 57th in the world while Tunisia is 7th, 41st in the world.  A win is a must ahead of the return leg in Tunisia in October.

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