Tuesday Dec 24, 2019. 18:00
Major League Soccer side New England Revolution have announced the signing of French-Malien defender Samba Camara.
The club revealed that their latest acquisition will join them for the 2020 season after arriving from French Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre.
Camara, 27, has spent his career in the lower leagues and made 68 appearances for Le Havre across four-and-a-half seasons.
“We are pleased to add Samba Camara to our roster,” head coach Bruce Arena said in a statement.
“He’s an athletic, left-footed defender who fills a void that we’ve had in our back line. He will add quality and depth to our centre-back positions and we look forward to welcoming him to New England.”
Camara will hope his move increases his chances of turning out for Mali, who he qualifies for through descent.
He will not be the only African player at his new club, with Central African Republic midfielder Wilfried Zahibo also based in Foxborough.
Revolution finished seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference last season and were knocked out in the first round of the play-offs.
They have been MLS runners-up on five previous occasions, but never lifted the trophy.