The Sierra Leonean Arsenal U18 Striker, Osman Kamara has expressed desire to represent Sierra Leone in international football if England fails to call him up. Osman Kamara has made four appearances for the Arsenal U18, scored a goal and made an assist.
Osman Kamara who was born on August 6, 2006 in England to Sierra Leonean parents said he started playing for his first-ever Sunday league team when he was eight years old. The team was called Senrab FC in East London, which is where a few other famous players started off down the years. “It was a real eye-opener for me and if I work hard and sharpen my technique, then I could make a career and a journey out of football.” He stated. The sixteen-year old joined Arsenal under 18 on July 1st 2022.
The young striker, who was speaking to the Arsenal website said, “I’ve definitely got ambitions to play international football one day, but I’m still a bit torn over which nation I would choose.”
“My parents are from Sierra Leonne, and I think playing for them would make my family and parents really proud, but if England comes calling it will be tough to turn that down! Right now all I’m really focusing on is becoming a reliable team-mate, being consistent and showing my qualities. Those are my only real goals for the rest of the season.”
He played with Senrab for two seasons and then had a trial at Crystal Palace that was for seven weeks which was his first time going to an academy environment. It was all new to him, the intensity, the level and it was seriously different from what he has used to, so it took a while for him to adjust on the trial. He said he thought he played well, but it just wasn’t to be there. He said it was a funny story, but he actually met Noah Cooper his fellow first-year scholar while he was there.” In his post, Osman Kamara explained how happy he was after he was signed by Arsenal. He said “It was such a good feeling when Arsenal signed me, especially because it was his boyhood club.” He said his family was extremely proud of him and it gave him a real confidence he needed.