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Buya strikes in AFC defeat as Kei hits the double  

August 1, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

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Hi-Five….Buya Turay celebrates with boss
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Up & higher we go, Kei Kamara scores his first of the day Photo credit: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz

Sierra Leone striker, Mohamed Buya Turay, ended his 10 games goal-drought for AFC Eskilstuna in Monday’s 1-2 defeat at home by Djurgården.

The 21-year-old 78 minutes strike was not enough for them to settle for a point as the visitors walked away with all three points for their first win on the road.

It was a beautiful consolation goal from the Sierra Leonean striker, who registered his fourth Allsvenskan league goal of the season and his coach, Michael Jolley, was not only pleased with how his players performed, but also the Sierra Leonean front man display.

“He has a wonderful future ahead and we are very happy to see him play for us right now,” Jolley told Swedish journalist after the match.

Kei Kamara was the other Sierra Leonean forward on target. The veteran forward scored twice on Saturday night to help New England Revolution secured 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union in the U.S Major League Soccer.

Kamara opened his account of the night in the 38th minute, jumping higher to receive an arcing pass from Kelyn Rowe as he beats goalkeeper John McCarthy. The former Norwich man added his second in the 85th minute as he accounted for his first brace since July 2016.

Striking partner, Juan Agudelo sealed the win for the Revs to register his eighth goal of the season. The victory was The Revolution second successive win in the league and coach John Franklin Heaps was pleased with the three points and Kamara’s brace

“Kei is putting his head down and working and understanding that we’re trying to get him service,trying to do things to make our entire team better,” the Revolution coach told MLS soccer. “But in that meantime, he’s working. He worked really hard tonight. I thought tonight he did all of the little things.”

Elsewhere, Sierra Leone 19-year-old striker, Sheka Fofonah made his debut for Czech Republic second tier side, MFK Frýdek-Místek in their 1-1 draw at home against SFC Opava.  The youngster, who earlier this month, signed a two years deal with the FNL side was introduced in the 80 minutes of the match.

In Switzerland, Umaru Bangura was at the art of FC Zürich three man defense as they secured their second win in a row defeating FC Thun 2-1 while in Kazansthan,  midfielder, John Kamara was given 80 minutes action as his Kaisar were beaten 3-1 on the road by Okzhetpes.

Combative midfielder, Hassan Sesay was substituted in the 82 minutes as his Lahti side enjoyed 6-2 thumping of IFK Marieham in the Finland topflight league while in Swedish second tier, defender Alie Sesay turns provider by accounting for the assist which teammate Dida Rashidi converted in IK Frej Täby 1-1 draw with IF Brommapojkarna.

In Austria, winger George Davies  St. Pölten debut has again been delayed as the Sierra Leonean international was left out of the squad that suffered 1-4 to Rapid Wien while in the U.S NASL, Michael Lahoud was featured in Miami 3-1 away defeat to NY Cosmos.

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