Kamara marks return with an Ebola message to the world


OCTOBER 29, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.

Sierra Leone midfielder, John Kamara, made a return to the Greek second tier league with an Ebola message to the world as he helped PAS Lamia to a 1-0 home win over AE Larissa on Monday.

The midfielder, who was recently debarred from rejoining the club as quarantine measures against the Ebola virus after playing for the Sierra Leone national team, Leone Stars in their two legged 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cameroon in Yaoundé, made his first club appearance since the incident.

And it was Kamara who turned provider for teammate Andreas Vasilogianni’s goal in the 74th minute, which handed the team all three points. The combative midfielder celebrated the win by showing his support against the discrimination of citizens of Ebola affected Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

The message reads: “We are West Africans (with the three West African nations’ flags), we are not Virus.”

The victory takes Lamia PAS to third in the league standing, but they have a tough contest this Sunday away to Ethnikos Gazoros.

Kamara, 26, was a victim of Ebola discrimination despite there was no report of the virus in Cameroon. He was asked by the Greek side to stay away for up to three weeks. The player was recalled after the intervention of the European football body UEFA. Lamia subsequently apologised for their decision.