Sullay Kaikai stuns Shrewsbury
March 12, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leone and Crystal Palace loanee, Sullay Kaikai, came off the substitute bench to grab a late equaliser for League Two side Cambridge United as they shocked the then league leaders, Shrewsbury, by forcing them to a 1-1 draw.
Bobby Grant fired home a low shot from 18 yards to give the home side a 16th minute lead, but the Sierra Leonean-born youngster – who was introduced in the 79th minute – levelled the score line in the fifth additional minute.
The forward was glad he could make such a vital contribution as they now move eight points clear of the relegation zone.
“It was quite a difficult game, especially coming on at such a late stage as a sub. Trying to make an impact with that amount of minutes left is quite hard,” said Kaikai.
“The team did well and we applied a bit of pressure, and I thought we deserved that bit of luck with the ball falling to me. Fortunately I took it. It was very instinctive. I didn’t have too much time to think – if I did then I would probably have missed or it would have been blocked.”
Elsewhere, midfielder Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara played full time forIsraelisideMaccabi Haifa in their 0-1 away win toIroni Kiryat Shmona.
In the Azerbaijan topflight league, Gibrilla Woobay also played full time for Neftçi but could not save his side from a 0-2 home defeat to Inter Baki. The midfielder got his name on the referee’s book in the 78th minute.
Also in Azerbaijan, Woobay’s countryman Alfred ‘Zagalo’ Sankoh featured full time and was cautioned by the referee as his Khazar Lankaran side suffered a 1-0 away defeat to Qarabağ.
In Sweden, striker Mohamed ‘Poborsky’ Bangura was introduced in the 70th minute as his AIK side suffered a 1-2 home defeat to Hammarby in the Swedish Cup (The Svenska Cupen).
In the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS), striker Kei Kamara’s Columbus Crew were defeated 1-0 by Houston Dynamo in a match witnessed by Sierra Leone football legend, Mohamed Kallon.