John Kamara of PAS Lamia wins best player award in Sierra Leone


Kamara has been named the Sierra Leone best player of the year 2014, becoming the first player to win the award playing in Greece.

The PAS Lamia midfielder beat Swedish based Norrkoping Sierra Leone striker Alhaji ‘Adriano’ Kamara to the prize, having won more votes by members of the public.

An emotional Kamara dedicated the award to his family, and Sierra Leone sports journalist, insisting that he appreciated everyone that voted for him.

Talking to Football Sierra Leone UK, he said. “Its always good to win awards because it means I have had a good observation from the general public that voted for me to win the award, but I want to say thanks to the Journalist, fans, friends and most especially my family.”

This is the first major award won by the Greece-based midfielder with 32% of votes ahead of second best Alhaji Adriano Kamara with 31%.

David Simbo Al Hilal Sudan, Alhassan ‘Crepo’ Kamara Orebro Sweden, and Umaru ‘Zaingallay’ Bangura Dynamo Minsk in third fourth and fifth respectively.

The 26-year old player was recently a subject of alleged racism after his protest against treatment by his club towards him over Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and West Africa by lifting his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the words. “We are Africans, we not a virus.” while celebrating his assist in PAS Lamia victory over Larissa last year.

Kamara played a major part in Sierra Leone awful campaign in the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

The former Apollon defensive midfielder has won 6 caps with Sierra Leone. He made his international senior debut in 2013 against Cape Verd in Praia and Tunisia in Freetown in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

In the Greek football league second division, they are presently second in the standings.


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