Kei Kamara who after a short spell in the English Premier League with Norwich City making 11 appearances on loan from Kansas City, before joining Championship side Middlesbrough is now set for a return to football action in January 2015 with Columbus Crew.
Kamara told this medium, that the MLS standard is not far away from Premier League.
“MLS is one of the best leagues I’ve played in. I’ve played in the Championship and the Premier League and the MLS really isn’t that far away.”
He reiterated that because of the Ebola crisis and Sierra Leone declined on the FIFA rankings has an influence on his chances to join Wolves.
“It sad to say but is because of the disaster out in my country, the Ebola epidemic. Losing games in the Africa Nations Cup qualifiers causing us to drop in the Fifa rankings so my permit got turned down.”
Sierra Leone striker Kamara, 30, departs Boro on mutual consent late August, and was closed to a move to join Wolves, but the deal was called off after training with the Championship side for over a week.
The 6-foot-3, striker with great attribute is already one of the great ‘all time’ goal scorers in MLS history with 52 MLS goals and 23 assist from 193 appearances before departing the US for Europe.
Entering the record books during his loan spell, Kei Kamara became the first Sierra Leonean to have scored in English’s top flight against Everton after coming on from the bench to towering his header as he helps Norwich defeat Everton.
The striker from Sierra Leone goal bookmarked the 88 different nations to have scored in the Premier League.
Crew’s head Coach Gregg Berhalter has said of Kamara: “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.
“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.”