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Senegal all-time top scorer Henri Camara quits football

4:33 PM WAT 16/08/2018
Henri Camara - Senegal
After a nomadic career that spanned two decades, the 41-year-old has bid farewell to the round leather game as a player

Senegal legend Henri Camara has announced his retirement from football.

The striker is currently the most capped player and highest goalscorer in the Teranga Lions history with 31 goals in 99 appearances.

The widely-travelled player spent last season with Greek club Fostiras after stints with18 clubs across France, Switzerland, England, Scotland and Greece.

Camara, born in Senegal to Guinea parents, made his international debut in 2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria in February 1999 and went on to participate in five Afcon tournaments and their maiden World Cup appearance in 2002.

At the 2002 football fiesta in Korea and Japan, the former Wigan Athletic and Panetolikos talisman helped the west African nation to reach the quarter-finals after his brace including a golden goal helped them to a 2-1 win over Sweden in the knockout round.

Camara called time on his international career in 2015 and he is now set for life on the sidelines after 20 years of active football.