Kei deal completed- Columbus Crew


Columbus Crew Football Club is delighted to announce Kei Kamara in photo has today completed his transfer as a free agent.

The former Middleborough striker and Sierra Leone international additional details of the deal were not disclosed.

Kamara 30 has agreed to personal terms and will be officially added to the club’s timetable January 1, 2015 the club has said.

“Kei is a dynamic attacking player with a history of scoring goals in this League and we feel that he will fit perfectly into our system,”
said Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.

“With his on-field performance, leadership, big personality and history of community involvement, Kei embodies the values of the club’s new brand as we move forward.”

Kamara was selected by Crew ninth overall at the 2006 prior to the 2008 season, before joining San Jose Earthquakes.

Kamara who scored Sierra Leone’s only goal in Abidjan in their 2-1 defeat in the ongoing African nations Cup will not be available for Sierra Leone double header in Cameroon slated for 11 and 15 of October 2014.

Kamara has made 23 appearances for the Sierra Leone National Team, scoring four goals and captaining his side in their recent African Cup of Nations qualifiers against DRC Leopards.

His debut for Sierra Leone came during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification on June 14, 2008 versus South Africa.

He scored his first goals for his country with a brace during 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying against Sao Tome and Principe on June 16, 2012.

Kamara appeared in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification fixtures, scoring another goal for Sierra Leone on June 8, 2013 against Tunisia.
His fourth Sierra Leone goal came on September 6, 2014 against the Ivory Coast in qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.


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