Alhaji Kamara joins DC United: Black and Red confirm move

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May

Alhaji Kamara pictured in DC United training kit has joined the Major League Soccer club from IFK Norrkoping in a deal that will not include a transfer fee for Sierra Leone striker subject to international transfer certificate and a work visa.

Kamara who is under contract with IFK until 2017 but has been side-lined since February with health issues will need his documents ready before Wednesday night deadline.

He will join fellow countrymen, Kei Kamara of Columbus Crew in the Major League Soccer 2016 roster.

The Washington-based club desperately in need of a goal poacher after several medical clearances, United finalised a deal with IFK Norrkoping, but the 22-year-old will not be available to play immediately due to his fitness.

Kamara had been viewed as one of the most exciting young players in Sweden until, February 2016 when it was reported that he is suffering from a congenital heart disease, a deviation of the coronary arteries which potentially could result in sudden death at the maximal cardiac effort.

Kamara’s ailment was detected after Norrkoping won the Swedish championship last season, its first top-flight title in 23 years.

Since 2014, Kamara has made 40 appearances for IFK scoring 16 goals including six in 14 appearances to help IFK Norrkoping to the Swedish title last season.

The 5 ft. 11 inches striker has also had spells with Djurgårdens IF, IK Frej, IFK Värnamo and Johor Darul Takzim on loan.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018

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