Makeni, SIERRA LEONE – Kadiatu M. Kamara, the forward for Mogbwemo Queens Football Club, kicked off the 2023/24 Sierra Leone Women’s Premier League with a bang, scoring her first goal of the season just 25 minutes into their opening match against Ram-K Football Club of Bo.
Kamara’s goal, which came as a result of capitalizing on a rebound from a Rashidatu Kamara strike, left the home crowd silent during the opening ceremony, making her the first player to score in the ongoing national women’s league.
The vital goal not only brought excitement to the skilled forward but also ignited celebrations among her teammates, coaches, and fans of the Bonthe district-based female football powerhouse. After the goal, Kamara and her teammates showcased their dance moves in a performance dubbed the “Mogbwemo Queens Dance.”
In an exclusive interview with Awoko Newspaper following the match, Kamara attributed her goal to her sharpness in the opponent’s danger zone. She revealed that the unique dance style performed to celebrate her crucial goal with her colleagues had been choreographed earlier and was named the “Mogbwemo Queens Dance.”
Explaining the preparations behind the dance, Kamara shared, “We had practiced the dance before the start of the season, driven by our determination to win once again. Leveraging our experience from winning the previous edition, we aim to represent Sierra Leone at the continental level, especially after participating in the WAFU A’ Zone Women’s Inter-Nation Clubs competition, which served as the 2023 Women’s AFCON.”
As champions of the inaugural tournament last season, Mogbwemo Queens had the opportunity to represent Sierra Leone at the continental stage. Kamara emphasized that they consider it unfinished business and a duty to honour their nation by securing another league victory to compete at the continental level.
Following her season-opening goal, which secured a 1-0 victory for her team at Ram-K United’s home ground, Kamara looks ahead with anticipation. She aims to score more goals, contribute to her club’s success in every game, and pursue a consecutive championship title after their triumphant performance last season. ARW/26/12/2023