Sierra Leone veteran striker, Kei Kamara scoring a goal from the penalty spot was the decider to send his Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps to the final of the Canadian Championship for the first time since 2016.
A 2-0 Wednesday night win over Montreal Impact was enough for the Caps to advance to the tournament final on a 2-1 aggregate win after losing the first leg a week ago.
Vancouver Whitecaps doubled their lead just a minute after the hour mark, after Vancouver defender Marcel de Jong caught for fouling an opponent in the area. Referee David Barrie decision resulted to some heated discussion between some Montreal players and referee David Barrie but the call stood.
The 33-year-old Sierra Leone striker stepped up and took the kick as he slotted the ball just over the hands of Montreal keeper Clement Diop to extend the home side lead to 2-0.
The goal was Kamara’s ninth goal of the season in all competition for Whitecaps as he continued his lead as the club's leading goals scorer with eight goals and three assists in 17 games.
Wednesday's night victory sends the Caps to the Canadian Championship final for the first time since 2016, and they would be taking on Toronto FC side who have won the title six times in their history.
Vancouver would be searching for their second Championship win since 2015 when they face Toronto on August 8 and 15, 2018.
By: Sahr Morris Jr.