Date: 28th August 2018 at 7:00am
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Yesterday afternoon Queens Park Rangers confirmed that youngster Osman Kakay had received a first international call-up from Sierra Leone.

The 21-year-old Academy graduate has made nine senior appearances in total for the club, including four starts in the 2018/19 campaign and despite our struggles in general, he has no doubt received the international call in recognition of his development over the past few years and simply put, Sierra Leone want to take a closer look at him.

He will travel to Addis Ababa for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia, with the game taking place during the coming international break on Sunday, September 9. His country are second in Group F going into the tie following the opening group games and they will be hopeful of their chances of reaching the finals which are set for Cameroon in June of next year.

As well as his appearances for us, he’s had two loan spells out to aid his development and took in a combined 20 matches with both Livington and Chesterfield previously.

Whether he plays and makes it as far as the pitch is open to debate, but it should be an incredible experience for him and you’d imagine the taste should make him want to strive for more in the future, and that means stepping up his game time and development, so it’s win-win in my eyes.