Kei Kamara wants to be a movie star, after football


There are already suggestions for Kei Kamara’s first movie after the Columbus Crew SC striker said he will start taking movie classes at Ohio State University.

Kamara, 31, who was joint Major League Soccer top scorer last season already accepting his career is reaching its destination and now looking beyond football.

“I’ve always wanted to be an actor,” he said. “It’s getting close to where I need to be taking classes and really getting into it. I just thought I could just jump into it and do it, but they said I can’t really do that. So now I have to take classes.”

Despite not sure of any particular role yet – but maintain he will love motivational movies.


@MLS @keikamara We have a suggestion for Kei’s first movie. #CrewSC

He said he loves “motivational movies” and doesn’t do comedies. He says he’s been given “a lot of tips” that his athleticism and African heritage could help him find a role.

“Obviously, being an athlete is good,” he said. “There are a lot of movies out there, and I don’t just play soccer. I do all the sports, all around. So when you have stuff like that, it’s a really good trait. And being African, my accent does come in. So I can have my American slang and also my African,” told

The Columbus Crews SC striker Kei Kamara scored the 75th goal of his Major League Soccer career on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Kamara is presently tied with Kenny Cooper for 18th all-time in MLS league soccer goal-scoring history.

The Sierra Leonean is also the only second active player to have hit that milestone, joining San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski (110).

No victory for Columbus Crew SC in their opening 2016 two matches.



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