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Kamara helps fire BK Häcken into Svenska Cupen semi-final

March 15, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara helped fired BK Häcken to the semi-finals of the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) by ending AIK hopes in a 3-0 win at the Bravida Arena on Sunday.

The Sierra Leonean international scored Häcken’s second goal of the night in the 88 minutes after Rasmus Lindgren gave them the lead. Brazilian Paulinho sealed the win for the home side as he took advantage of a penalty.

With a semi-final spot already assured, Kamara’s goal was his fourth in four matches as he continued his impressive form in the Svenska Cupen. BK Häcken will now face Ostersund on Saturday, March 18.

In England League One, Sierra Leone international, Amadu Bakayoko, enjoyed 63 minutes of action in his side; Walsall 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic,  while Leyton Orient’s  Joshua Koroma had full time spell in their 0-3 defeat to Grimsby Town.

Winger, Abdulia Bell-Baggie, was in Poole Town squad that suffered a 2-1 defeat to Welling United in the English National League North/ South, while his countryman and former Leone Stars captain, Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo, was limited to 60 minutes of display in Dulwich Hamlet 5-0 home win over Merstham .

Another Sierra Leonean, who was called to action over the weekend was midfielder; Alhassan Bangura, whose Nuneaton Town side suffered a 2-0 defeat to FC Halifax Town and Bangura was withdrawn in 59 minutes.

In Kazakhstan Premier League, John Kamara continued to retain his starting spot for Kaisar as they defeated Taraz 2-1. The Sierra Leonean midfielder was however, substituted in the 60th minutes by Saïdi Ntibazonkiza, whose introduction helped secured all three points for the home side.

Mustapha Dumbuya returned to the Partick Thistle starting squad in their 1-1 draw with Inverness CT, while in Portugal, midfielder, Rodney Strasser was an unused sub in Gil Vicente 2-1 away defeated to Sporting Braga II.