Former Sierra Leone, Inter Milan, Monaco striker Mohamed Kallon retires.

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Former Sierra Leone and Inter Milan Villa striker Mohamed Kallon (Photo: Kallon and French legend David Ginola) has announced his retirement at the age of 36.

The Kenema-born player, who recently was honoured by his former club the Inter Milan ‘Nerazzurri’ following his exquisite and prospect in the Italian Serie A over the years, has now decided to hand his boots.

The former AS Monaco striker between 2001 -2004 made 44 appearances scoring 14 goals with the Nerazzurri at Milan.

“It is a long journey that has come to an end,” Kallon told the BBC.

Kallon capped 35 times for Sierra Leone and was the skippered for seven years, scoring 14 goals.

Over a 20-year career that spanned among 13 clubs, including spells at Italian giants Inter Milan and French league side Monaco.

Kallon became the youngest player to ever play for the Leone Stars when he made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone at the age of fifteen in April 1995 against Congo in the 1996 Nations Cup qualifier in Freetown, in which he scored the winner.

At the age of 16, Kallon was the youngest player at the 1996 African Nations cup in South Africa.

He scored one of his country’s two goals as Sierra Leone defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in their opening group match at the 1996 African Nations Cup, played at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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