John Kamara ready for new challenge in Latvia Virsliga


Former PAS Lamia 1964 midfielder John Kamara admits it was hard not to be able to play regular football – but says it is time for a “new challenge” after signing a One-year deal with the Latvia Virsliga heavyweights Riga FC.

The Sierra Leone international made his new club debut straight away, wearing  No 33 jersey and played full 90 minutes on Saturday helping his side to a 1-1 draw away to Ventspils.

Speaking to from Latvia, Kamara said, “I can confirm have signed a new contract in Latvia and it was difficult for me not been able to play regular football.

“It’s a whole new challenge but which I’m optimistic and ready to regain my fitness by playing regularly again.

“I was desperate, to be honest, and this move has come at the right time for me.

“I was with them for a week on trial and it was successful.  The past summer I was out, now am ready to go again.”

Freetown-born Kamara has played in Lebanon and Greece for Tadamon Sour, Apollon Smyrni and Lamia.

In October 2014, he was told not to train with Lamia, on advise from the Greek health ministry for three weeks due to fears over the Ebola virus.

John was a victim of the Ebola discrimination despite there was no report of Ebola in Cameroon. He was asked by the Greek side to stay away for up to three weeks.


John Kamara celebrated his Greek sides only goal by showing his support for the discrimination of citizens in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Oct 2014.

Kamara, 27, was returning to Greece after playing for the Leone Stars in their Africa Cup of Nations ties in Cameroon.

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