Perhaps out frustration back home or glory-seeking, a number of Liberian strikers may be considering other nationalities.
Toby Stephen Kamara, a 17- year old Liberian striker, currently playing in Australia, is one of many players about to strike the deal. Tony arrived in Australia eight years ago from Guinea on a resettlement program offered by the Australian government.
Over the past years, he has been so active in Australia soccer so much so that he has attracted the attention of the Australian Football Federation.
The Federation Under-17 football team is currently preparing for an International tournament scheduled for Mexico early next year, and that the Liberian striker was named and moved into the Australia team training for the youth tournament.
Kamara has spent three weeks in camp with the team, playing three test matches. He was on target in two of those games. He is the leading scorer for his club, South Australia Sport Institute, netting home 13 goals in the last three months.
“I want the local FA to invite me over to see my ability, because I have the passion to play for Liberia my mother country despite my desire to change nationality,” the young striker declared.
Kamara has played for three Australian clubs since he arrived in that country, starting off with Croydon FC, where he emerged as the team’s top scorer before his contract ended after two seasons.
He later joined Salisbury United FC, spending two seasons there, and then onto his current team, S.A. Sport Institute because of the huge financial offer.