Tracking Kei Kamara's Trip To Sierra Leone And Back

Kei Kamara's now infamous heart shaped hands.

In case you didn't know, Kei Kamara has been on a whirlwind of a trip that has taken him from Kansas City, to various parts of Africa, and then back again. Using Kei's twitter feed and Google maps I have constructed a little timeline of his trip so that we can get a better idea of just how much traveling he's actually gone through in the past three weeks as he helped Sierra Leone in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying and 2014 World Cup Qualifying.

Keep Reading for maps and time-lines!

May 29th: First stop: Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Approx. 690 miles

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

May 29th: Second stop: Paris, France. Approx 4380 miles

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

May 30th: Third stop: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Approx 2950 miles.

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

June 2nd: Kei Kamara and the Leone Stars beat Cape Verde Islands 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying Group B. Kei starts, plays 90 minutes, but records no goals.

June 6th: Fourth stop(through Liberia and Ghana): Togo(going to assume Lome, Togo and that the team took a bus). Approx 1505 miles

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

June 7th: Fifth stop(through Nigeria): Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Approx. 898 miles

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

June 9th: Sierra Leone tie Equatorial Guinea 2-2 In World Cup Qualification Group B and are currently just two points behind group leaders Tunisia who are at 6 points. Kei Kamara returns to the stadium he made his first national appearance for the Leone Stars and goes the full 90 but does not score.

June 13th: Sixth stop(through Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia): Freetown, Sierra Leone. Approx. 2403 miles

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

June 16th: Kei Kamara scores his first two goals for Sierra Leone in their 4-2 victory over Sao Tome and Principe in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifer.

June 18th: Seventh stop: Seattle, Washington, USA(assuming Kei went through Paris airport again). Approx. 7930 miles

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(in case you can't read bottom right it says Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas )

Usage

I used Google Maps and Storify(my published "story" can be found here) to track Kei's journey.

Attributes for Google Maps once more: Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2012 Google, INEGI, Tele Atlas

In Review

Total Miles traveled: 20,756

Games played: Three

Goals scored: Two

Hopefully this has given us a better perception of what it takes for Kei just to play three games with his country.

(P.s.) - This post took me roughly two and a half hours. But I don't mind, it was actually quite fun.

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