Kei Kamara ready to handle Crew pressure


January 30, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr. 

Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara has said he is ready to handle whatever pressure he may face when playing for Columbus Crew in the upcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) season.

The 30-year-old striker, who last year joined the Crew on a free transfer, is aware of the task ahead and he is looking forward to the test ahead.

According to, Columbus fans spent most of 2014 calling for reinforcements in their attacking line which saw the signing of Kamara. Now the striker has admitted he is feeling the weight of those expectations.

“It’s a lot of pressure, to be honest,” Kamara was said to have communicated with media members on a conference call from Florida last Wednesday. “But at the same time, I’m talking to Adam and Schoenfeld (the strikers he met at the club) and they know I’m not getting here to take anyone’s position or anything. I’m here to work as hard as anybody else and to work with the other strikers and play my part when my number is called.”

He said: “I’m a veteran, I’ve been around the league, and that’s definitely an advantage [over] them. But at the same time, I want to work as hard as they’re working to get on that field.”

Kamara would be making his second spell in the MLS, and the striker is excited of playing with his teammates after being ineligible for MLS matches last year when he joined the club in October.

“I can’t wait to say, ‘I’m playing in my first Crew game’,” he said.