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Homesick Kamata leaves Groningen

Published: Saturday 24 August 2002, 18.22CET
FC Groningen have allowed Pedro Kamata to return to France after he failed to settle at the club.

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Published: Saturday 24 August 2002, 18.22CET

Homesick Kamata leaves Groningen

FC Groningen have allowed Pedro Kamata to return to France after he failed to settle at the club.
FC Groningen have allowed new signing Pedro Kamata to return home to France after he failed to settle at the club.

Homesick striker
Groningen are expected to try and sell the Angolan striker to a French club after he complained of homesickness in his first months in the Netherlands. Kamata told the Eredivisie side he misses his girlfriend and family and wants to leave despite signing a four-year contract after leaving AJ Auxerre.

'I miss my friends and family'
"Groningen have done everything to make me feel good. Everyone is there for me, but I miss my friends and family," explained the 20-year-old. "I'm glad that I can return home now." Groningen will speak with Kamata over the next week to try and iron out their differences and decide whether they should continue the relationship.

Last updated: 24/08/02 19.58CET

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