Sierra Leoneans are all buoyant returning to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996 in South Africa. At the center of this pride lies great belief for the team that achieved this feat. Great belief even for heroes of the triumph like Finnish-based forward Kei Ansu Kamara. 

Born and raised in Kenema, Sierra Leone’s third largest city, Kamara began his career playing for Kallon F.C. in 2001. He later migrated to the United States, growing his trade through college football. From there to Norwich, Middlesbrough and back to the MLS to build the one-too-many club fortune that now speaks for him.

Kamara made his debut in September 2010 during a 1-1 draw with Egypt in 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. He formed a regular partnership up front with ex captain and fellow Kenema native Mohamed Kallon.