Kamara may play again
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Freetown
Sierra Leonean striker Alhaji ‘Andriano’ Kamara whose career was feared to be over ten weeks ago due to heart problem is hoping to play again after he underwent several heart tests in the United States with the help of US Major League Soccer (MLS) club DC United.
Kamara’s agent Patrick Mork refused to comment about his player’s status when contacted by Swedish newspaper Sports Express but confirmed he and the player were in the USA.
Mork said: “I can not comment on anything right now.”
But it’s believed that the 22-year old Kamara may be likely be declared fit to play again by the US heart specialists that have conducted the tests.
On 26th Februay, 2016, Swedish Champions IFK Norrkoping annouced that they were removing Kamara from their 2016 season squad to stop him from playing more matches after it was detected that he had an unsual heart defect, but carries great risk of sudden cardiac death at maximum effort.
He was examined as part of a UEFA requirement because Norrkoping are due to take part in the qualifiers for next season’s Champions League.
Experts including some from Uefa and FIFA advised Kamara against continuing playing football.
Both FIFA and UEFA recommended that Kamara should not be even allow to train with a team in Europe.
But Kamara has refused to give up and it may yield dividends.
If he’s declared fit and given the go-ahead by the MLS doctor to play, he’ll likely sign for DC United.
The MLS is not subject to FIFA or UEFA regulations.
Kamara won the 2015 Swedish League with IFK Norrköping scoring six goals in 14 appearances.
He was hoping to play in the qualifiers of 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League but it was not meant to be.