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Sierra Leone international midfielder John Kamara has signed for Azerbaijan top-flight side Kelsa FK.

Kamara, 30, confirmed the news to Football Sierra Leone.

“I’m delighted to have finally signed on a one-and-half year deal. The deal has been on for a while now but today I have put pen to paper,” Kamara told this medium.

The enforcers added, “I am so looking forward to a new challenge in the next coming weeks.”

The midfielder became a free agent at the end of his previous contract in Kazakhstan with Kaisar FC.

He has joined a list of Sierra Leonean international players that have signed and played in Azerbaijan.

The likes of former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo, Gibrilla Wobay and Alfred Sankoh all have played in the Topaz Premier League.

Kamara is the first ever Sierra Leonean to grace the top-flight league in Kazakhstan.

Kamara began his professional career with Tadamon Sour, before joining Greek side Apollon Smyrni F.C in 2012.

He later moved to PAS Lamia 1964 and a spell with Aris Thessaloniki before his move to Riga last year.

He made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone in 2013 and, has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

Kamara has won over 13 caps for Sierra Leone.

John Kamara signed a one-and-half-year deal after completing medical today.

John Kamara signed after completing medical on a one-and-half-year deal.

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