The former Columbus Crew forward was left out of the squad in the first call up following his previous decision to resign from international football on the issue that the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) "lacks respect for players".
Kamara’s inclusion to the squad ended the former Norwich and Middlesbrough striker 10-months self-imposed international break. His addition is also considered to be a boost for Sierra Leone who needed only a win to leapfrog their Ivorian opponents and qualify for the 2017 AFCON as Group I winners.
SLFA’s media officer, Abu Bakarr Kamara also confirmed that the striker is back and he is expected to join the rest of the squad in Abidjan.
He said: “Kei Kamara is now part of Coach Sellas Tetteh's plan for Saturday’s game and he is expected in Ivory Coast on Thursday.”
Kamara’s inclusion has given the Ghanaian coach more options up front with the likes of Sheka Fofonah and China based forward Mohamed Bangura. However, the Leone Stars gaffer will be without defender Gibril ‘Barrel’ Sankoh who failed to honor the country’s invitation.