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Kamara takes top honors in Sierra Leone

07 January 9:52 am

Kamara takes top honors in Sierra Leone

By Kurt Austin

The awards keep rolling in for Sporting Kansas City players....

Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Ansu Kamara has been voted the Sierra Leonean Player of The Year 2012 by viewers of sierraleonefootball.com website rewarding him for his outstanding performance for both club and country. The announcement was made by living football legend Mohamed Kallon on a live radio programme linked worldwide by sierraleonefootball.com on Sunday. The 28-year old striker will be presented with a specially designed trophy to wrap up a golden season for him.

A 2012 MLS All-Star, Kamara was named the team's Offensive Player of the Year with a team best and career-high 11 goals in MLS play last year. He was also one of three finalists for MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year for his work in Sierra Leone through the HeartShapedHands Foundation and his support of Schools for Salone. He provided scholarships for students in his native Sierra Leone, where the Kei Kamara Home and School for War Orphans was built in Freetown. Kamara was a finalist for the Courage in Sports Award and was also the subject of the documentary-length film KEI about his life story and desire to make a difference since immigrating to the United States as a youth.