Former Norrköping striker Alhaji Kamara got his Richmond Kickers account up and running as they defeated Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-1 at City Stadium on a waterlogged Saturday night.

It was the Kickers first win in their last four matches, midfielder Fred Owusu Sekyere and forward Alhaji Kamara handed the home side the early lead in the 15th and 47th minutes respectively.

Riverhounds midfielder Marshall Hollingsworth pulled a goal back in the second half. Despite the late offensive pressure, the Kickers were able to solidify a much-needed victory at City Stadium.

Kamara, a proven scorer, who is playing on loan from D.C. United, for the United Soccer League side, is seeking to re-establish his fitness following the discovery of a congenital heart defect while he was playing in Sweden in 2016 for Norrköping.

“It’s been a while for him,” Cowlishaw said of Kamara.

The Kickers manager Leigh Cowlishaw added: “He probably hasn’t played consecutive (90-minute) games in 2-3 years. We’ve got to get his fitness level higher.”

The Richmond Kickers travel to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday, April 29 before returning home to host FC Cincinnati and Bark & Brew Fest on Saturday, May 6.


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