Mohamed Medo Kamara has played his total football profession in Europe with some fantastic team mates but never before has he had team mates so dedicated more than his national team mates. (Photo: Leone Stars in Yaounde – Medo with No 4 jersey).
Talking to Football Sierra Leone ahead of Sierra Leone’s Wednesday second leg AFCON tie in Yaoundé, the Bolton Wanderers midfielder reflecting on his National team Leone campaign so far and the consequences of the dreadful Ebola Virus, Medo said:
“My national team mates are so dedicated to this qualification campaign, which I had never experienced before, the crisis in our country has just revitalised everyone one of us to give our utmost %110.
“Our experienced in the last two games was awful, but we have to keep fighting hopefully picked up our first victory on Wednesday.
“We spoke to each other and the entire squad realised the Ebola virus has impacted our chances for qualification, it a huge blow and disadvantaged for us not able to host matches, our fans will not be able to supports us as they usually do.
“Humiliation by rival fans, with chants of Ebola is devastating but we are professionals re-presenting our people, this is one of the worst experienced with the National team.
“In Congo the fans engaged us with the same chants of Ebola, repetition and is very difficult to take-in.
“In this competitions winning home games is the key to qualification and try to pick points away but in our case we played our home matches in the opponent territories and that a difficult situation to be in.
On Bolton Championship campaign so far, Medo said:
“The campaign may still be in its infancy stage, regardless of our disappointing start so far, I believed we will bounce back and move up the table where we supposed to be.
Wanderers were rightly praised for a courageous display at Stamford Bridge. “We have showed a great ambition against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, we have to try and take that to our upcoming games”
On his lack of goals for Bolton:
“What I see now in the Championship, even in home games, is a difficult competition everyone pushing to be in the top six teams. I hope the new manager Neil Lennon will come and help us do a great job.
I fully aware about my lack of goals playing from midfield, however, am working to get on the score sheet this campaign.”
The Leone Stars midfielder was part of the Bolton side that sent local rivals Blackburn to their biggest league defeat last campaign 4-0. He was on the scores sheet as he headed Wanderers into the lead with Joe Mason and Jay spearing adding one apiece either side of the break.
Medo Kamara’s strike against Ipswich Town last October’s was chosen by club supporter’s goal of the month.
Bolton is bottom of the sky bet championship after losing 2-1 to 10-man Bournemouth in their first game since the departure of former manager Dougie Freedman.