Sparta Rotterdam sign Sierra Leone-born Abdul Bai Kamara


Newly promoted Dutch Eredivisie side, Sparta Rotterdam have confirmed that Sierra Leone youngster Abdul Bai Kamara has joined the club on a two-year deal with an option for one additional year.

Kamara, 20, is a central defender who joined the newly promoted Eredivisie club from NEC Nijmegen on a free transfer.

The former NEC defender is still eligible to play for Sierra Leone despite playing international matches for the Dutch under 18, 19 and 20 sides.

“I have to take this step at this age.” He said. “Sparta followed me for a while. They contacted if I was open to a transfer. I wanted myself to wait. There were also other clubs in the Netherlands interested and I first wanted to finish the season in Nijmegen,” the youngster told

Sparta Rotterdam coach Alex Pastor who knows Bai Kamara during his time as head coach of NEC said he was pleased to have the young and determined player in his squad.

”Abdul is an interesting player. Not only because he is a youth international, he is in fact determined, ambitious and he is someone who has outlined a clear plan for the future for himself and such he will continue with us.

Kamara had been with NEC for the past eleven years in the youth academy and was offered an amateur contract but the central defender refused and move on to the newly promoted club.

After six years in the Eerste Divisie, Sparta again won promotion to the Eredivisie in April 2016 after a 3-1 win over Jong Ajax.

Sparta has won six national titles (1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1915 and 1959) and three national cups (1958, 1962 and 1966)

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