Rashida Kamara Joins Armenian Club Noravank SC

22-year-old Sierra Leonean defender, Rashida Kamara

Liberia women’s division league reigning best defender, Rashida Kamara, is set to continue her football journey to Europe after joining Armenian women’s championship club Noravank SC.

The 22-year-old Sierra Leonean defender arrived in Armenia on Thursday, September 2, to complete the move that is said to be a two-year deal.

“Look who has arrived in Armenia... Sierra Leone Senior Rashida Kamara of the national team of women is already in Armenia.We are pleased to announce that Rashida is joining the Noravank Girls team and we are sure that she will have a direct impact in the team's success and great victories. Welcome to Noravank big family, Rashida,” the club posted on its official social media handle.

Noravank women’s team is a newly established team that seeks to provide equal opportunity for boys and girls to develop their skills and advance in their sports careers.

Women’s football development is part of the team’s strategic plans of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) to develop the game that is not sufficiently developed and widespread in Armenia. 

“Thanks be to Almighty Allah. New challenge; new team; new city; new teammates, same goal. Can't wait to get started and put on this beautiful jersey. It’s time to get the job done,” Rashida posted on Facebook.

Rashidatu completed her one-season loan spell with Liberia women’s division side World Girls FC during the 2020/21 league season.

The Sierra Leonean defender played a key role in helping the team’s progress to the semifinals of the PetroTrade Cup, but suffered a 4-2 defeat in post-match penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

Rashida provided 15 assists, seven goals in all competitions in the 2020/21 league season.

In 2019, Rashida grasped the Best Defender award in the Liberia league after the close of the 2018/19 league season when she helped Earth Angels seal their double championship.