According to highly placed sources close to FC AK, Camara met with the club management this week and signed his contract this week.
An internet search on the player reveals that he was a member of the young Eagles’ squad that finished third in the African Youth Championships of 1999 and went on to represent his country at the world competition later that year.
Camara, who also played for Udinese in Italy at the height of his career, was also a member of the Mali national team at Afcon 2002.
Further information reveals that Camara also recently spent some time at Castel di Sangro, a small provincial team that became famous in the late 90’s when they won promotion to the Second Division via penalty shoot-out using a goalkeeper who had not seen one minute of play the whole season before that final match.
Earlier reports indicated that FC AK had been making overtures to three top Malawians, international striker Chiukepo Msowoya, along with midfielder Chikondi Likwemba and defender Elvis Kafoteka, who were both at the recent Cosafa Senior Challenge in Mpumalanga.
The trio are from Malawi’s Escom United and the club chairman Charles Twalibu told KickOff.com yesterday that the deals in which two of the players would move to South Africa for a total of R500 000 had not gone through.
FC AK spokesperson Cedric van Staden has also disclosed to KickOff.com that former Ajax Cape Town midfielder Corburn Woodington is training with FC AK in the hope of signing soon. Woodington is back in the country after attending trials in Turkey. He was on loan at SuperSport United last season.