Norwich City Academy striker Abu Kamara has signed his first professional contract at the club, keeping him with the Canaries until summer 2023.
The forward has made great impact for City’s Under-18s this season, which has subsequently earned him cameo appearances in David Wright’s Under-23s side in Premier League 2.
The striker has scored three goals and made one assist in the U18 Premier League in ten appearances, whilst scoring one in four substitute appearances for the U23s.
Most recently, Kamara scored a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup third round against Wolverhampton Wanderers, guiding the young Canaries to a 4-2 win and into the fourth round against West Ham United.
Speaking on putting pen-to-paper and signing his first professional contract with the Canaries, Kamara described the moment as a ‘massive achievement’ and says he’s looking to pay back the club’s faith with performances on the pitch.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my family, it’s every kid’s dream to become a professional footballer and especially at a club like this, it’s a massive achievement for me and my family, so I’m over the moon.
“The club have shown a lot of faith in me and that gives me more confidence to do well, I really appreciate it from them. I try to get as many goals as I can to repay their faith in me.
“I’ve been here roughly six or seven years, I joined here at the end of the under-11s, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. From the school programme to where I am now, it’s been amazing really.”
Discussing the path into Daniel Farke’s first-team squad laid by the likes of Todd Cantwell, Max Aarons, Adam Idah and Josh Martin, Kamara says it’s massively encouraging to see the opportunity there if he performs well enough in the future.
“As a young player, seeing that is really encouraging because it shows me that if I’m doing really well, I might have the opportunity to go with the first-team and potentially get a debut.
“That’s my dream as a professional footballer, I’ve got to make the step to go to the first-team.”