As the saying goes, “Game recognizes game.” After an impressive performance in the last edition of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, winning a man of the match award in his first African Cup of Nations match against Algeria; Mohamed N Kamara popularly known as Fabianski caught the eyes of many football-loving fans after his heroics against Algeria and Ivory Coast in the group stage of the competition.
Mohamed N Kamara’s sterling AFCON performances have earned him a place in the football world. For his heroics and stunning saves against the desert foxes of Algeria and the Elephants of Ivory Coast, former Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and now Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has gifted the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper a signed jersey.
Buffon is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in history and one of the few players in football history to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances. The Italian legend has already recorded 420 clean sheets in his professional football career, the most clean sheets in the 21st century.
Mohamed N Kamara Rise To Stardom
The 23-year-old goalkeeper made several outstanding stops to hold Algeria at bay as the Leone Stars hung on for a 0-0 draw in their first African Cup of Nations match since 1996.
Kamara made seven saves in total for the tournament’s underdogs, denying Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, and Sofiane Feghouli, ensuring the African giants failed to score in an AFCON match for the first time since 2018. He was termed by some football fans as the “New Neuer”.
He became the first keeper at last year’s AFCON tournament to win the Man of the Match award having registered seven saves in the game.
The 23-year-old was playing for EastEnd Lions in the Sierra Leone Premier League, where he had been in excellent form in the season, keeping 11 clean sheets in 17 games. He currently signed for Guinea Ligue 1 Pro Champions, Horoya Athletic Football Club in a two years deal.