The Italian club Inter Milan have presented one of its top awards to honour the contribution of the former Sierra Leone captain Mohamed Kallon.
Kallon was jointly presented with the Commemorative Inter Milan Shirt on Sunday ahead of their Fiorentina match at the Guiseppe Meazza alongside striker partner Nicola Ventola. Both players were attackers during the 2001/2002 season.
“We were awarded base on our personal achievement with Inter-Milan,” Kallon explains exclusively to footballsierraleone.net.
“It was very emotional because fans went crazy, it was a very good experience.”
The two former Inter forwards also presented awards to five Inter Milan supporters clubs.
Inter Club San Donà di Piave (50) – Inter Club Sant’Agata di Militello (30), Inter Club Acerra (25), Inter Club Davoli (10), and Inter-Club Malo (10).
Kallon returned to Italian giants Inter, before the start of the 2001-2002 seasons for a reported 8,500 million lire transfer fee (€4,389,884) facing top competition from likes of Christian Vieri, Ronaldo, Alvaro Recoba, Hakan Sukur, and Nicola Ventola. Kallon was originally a 3rd or 4th choice striker.
But injuries to Ronaldo and Recoba meant that Kallon played 29 Serie A matches, scoring 9 goals and becoming the team’s 2nd highest scorer of the 2001-02 Serie A season, behind Vieri.
3 Mar 2015 8:32