Kei Kamara 'blessed' to have Norwich opportunity

Kei Kamara

Norwich City's Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara has described playing for the Canaries as a "blessing".

The 28-year-old, on loan from MLS side Kansas City, came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal in

"I'm enjoying every single moment of it," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"It's something you dream about. It can't be written better than it's going right now. I can't believe it actually happened. It's a blessing to be here."

Both of his Norwich appearances so far have been from the bench and his 84th-minute equaliser at the weekend set Chris Hughton's side up for their dramatic injury-time win against the Toffees.

"It still hasn't sunk in yet. I was sitting in the dressing room, thinking about it and shaking my head," said Kamara.

"If you're helping a team, winning games, getting points and putting smiles on a lot of people's faces - that's what I enjoy doing."

It was Norwich's first Premier League victory in 10 games and moved them eight points clear of the relegation zone.

The match also provided a proud personal moment for Kamara, who became the first Sierra Leone-born player to score in English football's top flight.

"It means a great deal. Raising awareness to Sierra Leone is something I've always done and is something I enjoy doing," he said.

"But Kansas City have shown so much love to me also. They've built me up over a number of years."

Hughton, and will have the forward initially until the end of the season, has been impressed with his acquisition's cameo appearances.

"We know he can run in beyond and we know he is good in the air," said the Norwich manager. "But of course it's always a gamble when you take someone as you don't know how they are going to adapt.

"He's got a lot of adrenaline flowing and he's dead keen to get out on the pitch. We're not sure when he will be ready to start a game, but he certainly could not have made a bigger impact."

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