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Kei Kamara says goal against Crew was ‘amazing’

July 12, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone and New England Revolution striker, Kei Kamara, has described Saturday’s goal at the Gillette Stadium against his former side Columbus Crew as ‘amazing’.

Despite being the forward’s third MLS goal in eight matches since his deadline day move from Columbus Crew to the Revolution, it was his first at the Gillette Stadium, the home ground of New England Revolution.

“I wanted to score a goal at home,” said Kamara, who faced his old club for the first time since that controversial last day move.

A trip over by both Chad Brown and Waylon Francis left the 31-year-old forward free in the area as he wasted no time to slam home to seal the 3-1 win for New England.

“They give me a happy meal; I have to eat it… If you give someone a happy meal and they can’t finish it, you’re not worth a happy meal. To me, I love for that to be my first goal here in front of this crowd. That was amazing,” Kamara reacted about the goal.

While Kamara helped his Revolution get all three points at home, his countryman, Alhaji Kamara had his first start for DC United in their 3-0 away defeat to Philadelphia Union. Kamara was however replaced in the 57 minutes by Saborio.

Michael Lahoud was the other Sierra Leonean player in action over the weekend in the United States of America, but his Miami FC club suffered a 2-3 defeat at home to visitors New York Cosmos in the North America Soccer League.

In the Swedish first division league, central defender Ishmeal Koroma returned to the Nyköping starting eleven after two weeks and had full time action as they forced Umea to a 1-1 draw. At the LF Arena, Ibrahim Kallay’s Piteå lost 1-3 to Carlstad United, while Ibrahim Marcel Koroma was booked in the 59 minutes in his Husqvarna side’s 0-1 away victory over Landskrona.

HJK Helsinki returned to winning ways in the Finnish topflight league as they defeat PS Kemi 2-0. HJK Helsinki’s Sierra Leonean midfielder Mohamed Medo Kamara had 72 minutes of action, but he received his first yellow card of the season in the 20th minute.

Still in Finland, midfielder Hassan Milla Sesay returned from injury but his Lahti club was defeated 1-0 by VPS. Elsewhere, David Simbo’s Krumkachy team was knocked out of the first round final stage of the Belarus Cup after 2-1 defeat to Gomelzheldortrans.

In Latvia, John Kamara maintained his starting spot at the Riga squad but they lost 1-0 to Spartaks Jūrmala.

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