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Sierra Leone Players Abroad:

‘Crespo’ Kamara, Albert Kargbo secure wins for Swedish clubs

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.

Two Sierra Leonean strikers – Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara and Albert Kargbo – were both on target for their Swedish clubs in the Allsvenskan league (top flight) and the Division III (Central Norrlan) respectively.

‘Crespo’ Kamara continued his impressive form in front of goal on Saturday by scoring his eighth goal of the season to help Orebro to a 3-1 away win over Falkenbergs. His 18th minute strike gave Orebro the lead before teammates Patrick Haginge and Daniel Nordmark scored the other two goals in the second half. The three points moved Orebro up to sixth place in the league table.

However, the former FC Kallon striker did not end the match as he was later substituted in the 68th minute by Gustavsson.

In the Third Division league, inform striker Albert Kargbo registered his 12th goal of the season after scoring the winner for Friskaviljor FC in their 3-4 away win over Röbäcks IF.

Kargbo’s strike came just four minutes after Johannes Isaksson had levelled things up for the home team in the 75th minute but the Sierra Leone international’s 79th minute goal restored the away side’s lead and sealed all three points for the visitors.

The other actions in Sweden saw an all Sierra Leonean battle in the First Division when Mohamed Kamanor and Lansana Kamara’s Umea forced Ibrahim Kallay’s IFK Lulea to a goalless draw. All three players played full time for their respective clubs but Kamanor was the only Sierra Leonean player who got his name on the referee’s book in the 92nd minute.

In the English Championship, Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara was for the second successive weekend an unused sub in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-0 away defeat to Wolves, whilst in League One, Mustapha Dumbuya made a return to the Notts County squad as they were forced to a goalless draw at home by Oldham.

Attacking winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie maintained his starting place in the Tranmere Rovers squad but his full-time action could not help them escape a 1-2 home defeat to Exeter in the English League Two.

In Azerbaijan, midfielder Alfred ‘Zagalo’ Sankoh made a return from injury for Khazar Lankaran in their 2-0 win at home over Araz, but the former Old Edwardians midfielder had a short spell after he was withdrawn in the 27th minute of the match.

Attacking midfielder Gibrilla Julius Woobay played for 74 minutes before he was replaced by Mäsimov as his side Neftci drew blank in their clash with Qabala.

In China, Gibril Sankoh’s Henan Jianye side continues to battle relegation as they were forced to a 1-1 draw by Jiangsu Sainty.

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