Leone Stars’ netminder, Mohamed Nbalie Kamara, who is currently trading his professional football career in Guinea with Horoya AC, has disclosed to NewsFeed Sierra Leone that it cost him over 150,000 United States Dollars to complete the construction of his three-floor house at Devil Hole in the Western Area, off the country’s capital Freetown.
Kamara indicated the construction of his house which was opened two months ago on the 8th of July, started three years ago in 2020 a year after he had bought the land from what he earned while trading his career in Sierra Leone.
He furthered that he abstained from many pleasant things in the bid to accomplish the project with ten rooms and a shop store in the first floor, stating “I had to restrain myself from buying expensive cars, expensive phones, womanizing and going to nightclubs to save what I earned while playing for East End Lions and the Leone Stars call-ups to accomplish this project,” he said.
When asked the question about the total worth of his grey and white-painted three-floor house, he replied “It is worth over 150,000 United States Dollars, I can’t tell the exact figure,” Kamara admitted.
Mohamed N. Kamara who won a Man of the Match award in the AFCON 2021 edition hosted in Cameroon last year, when Sierra Leone held the then-defending champions Algeria to a goalless draw added that he will save his future earnings to embark on an initiative for life after his football career “Alhamdulillah, Allah has made it possible for me to own a house, I have not been engaging in any other business apart from football, so whatever I am going to have now I will save it for an initiative that will benefit me and my family in the future,” he established.
In December 2019, Kamara sustained a fibula injury against Old Edwardians FC in a Premier League encounter at the Siaka Steven Stadium, before he was substituted, he saved a penalty in the first half that helped his side East End Lions FC win the match by a goal to nil courtesy of Alphajor Kamara’s second half strike.
The injury sustained by Mohamed N. Kamara would have served as a major setback in his football career, however, a few months later Sierra Leone and many countries across the globe battled with the Coronavirus pandemic and a ban on all sporting activities was levied as part of the restrictions during the fight.
Before his move to the Guinean top-flight club Horoya AC in 2022, Kamara won both the Sierra Leone Leocem FA Cup in 2016 with FC Johansen, as well as the 2018/19 Sierra Leone Premier League with East End Lions FC unbeaten, he conceded only ten out of twenty-four appearances and was named the Best Goalkeeper of the season.
Kamara is not only humble but also kind-hearted concluded in the interview that he is praying and wishing for the young players in Sierra Leone to achieve more than him and urges them to remain focused.