‘Adriano’ Kamara explains red card reaction
By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Sierra Leonean striker, Alhaji ‘Adriano’ Kamara said his reaction in his side’s Sunday draw against Orebro in the Swedish Allsvenskan league after he was sent off was due to frustration and disappointment.
The former FC Kallon striker reacted more strongly than most as he sprinted across the pitch, beating his chest and screaming with rage, before the referee had even brought out the red card.
Kamara showed no sign of slowing down, continuing to run straight down the tunnel and into the dressing room.
The 20-year-old scored the equaliser as his side Norrkoping came back from two goals to earn a draw, but the striker’s late red card will see him miss next weekend’s clash against his former club, Djurgaden.
Djurgaden is Kamara’s former club in Sweden and the opportunity of not facing them was what sparked the player’s emotion as he said: “I felt disappointed over the referee’s decision because I wanted to play against Djurgaden on the next fixture, so I was really sad and frustrated.”
The striker’s agent, Chernor Musa Jalloh, also shared similar sentiment as the player, saying his client was determined and wanted to face and score against Djurgaden.
Musa said: “He wanted to prove something against them because they (Djurgaden) had the first option to sign him from Sierra Leone but rejected the option.”
Kamara, who joined Norrkoping in March this year, has scored five goals in 12 matches and three in his last three games.
Meanwhile, the match also saw another Sierra Leonean striker, Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara make his return from a lengthy foot injury. He was introduced in the 78th minute replacing Holmberg.