On Friday evening, Issa Kallon surprised all spectators present in Leeuwarden by scoring four times on behalf of SC Cambuur in the match against TOP Oss (5-1). The 23-year-old attacker, who had not made a league goal for almost two years in this game, is happy that he has finally managed to silence his critics.
"This was a really great evening," excel Kallon told FOX Sports after the game. "For me it is very special because I had not scored for so long. If you suddenly score four goals in a match, then that is of course very nice. I can't even remember the last time I made a league goal."
Kallon signed for the 1-0 after ten minutes, but only really came loose after the break. The former FC Utrecht player increased the margin to three shortly after the break - Robert Mühren made it 2-0 at the end of the first half - and in the last twenty minutes Kallon completed his excellent performance with two more hits.
It was the first time since December 15, 2017 (at home against FC Dordrecht) that Kallon again scored a goal in a league. He played no less than 26 league matches for Cambuur last season and was important for the team from Leeuwarden with seven assists, but that desired goal was not achieved.
"I clearly had something to catch up with", Kallon acknowledged, who signed a three-year contract with Cambuur in the summer of 2017. "I knew that my return had to be increased. A lot has been said about it and it became a bit annoying that I kept hearing that I had to score more often.
Issa Kallon celebrates the home win with the audience. (Photo: Pro Shots)
"Can be a great season"
The 5-1 victory over TOP Oss was a boost for Cambuur in several respects. Kallon is rid of the hateful zero and the team of coach Henk de Jong is currently the leader in the Kitchen Champion Division.
Cambuur now has 25 points from eleven games and that is two more than NAC Breda, which dropped two points on Friday evening at FC Eindhoven (2-2). The people from Brabant have played a duel less than Cambuur.
"We have a very good team and play good football", says Kallon, whose contract with Cambuur ends after this season. "Last week against MVV it was a bit less, but in general we show that we can play well."
"I feel very good in this team, we have a very nice staff that clicks well and I get a lot of confidence from the trainers. It can be a great season and I am confident that my next goal will come soon "
View the program, the results and the position in the Kitchen Champion Division