Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling ribbed Welshpool Town when they lost to local rivals Waterloo Rovers 10-1.
But manager David Jones emailed the show explaining how the club nearly folded, and Sky made amends by arranging for Kamara to play for them.
Sadly, he did not have much of an impact as Welshpool lost 6-1.
The channel's cameras filmed the game against Rhayader, which kicked off at 14:00 GMT.
About 500 fans turned up to see the ex-pro in action, 10 times the attendance the club has been attracting of late.
The temporary new signing played a full 90 minutes in midfield for the Spar Mid Wales League outfit.
Kamara announced his comeback on Twitter before the match, saying: "After 17 years retirement I am back, move over Scholes & Henry."
He said he was playing for Welshpool Town, adding 'I must be mad". The identity of the 'star guest' was kept secret until near the kick-off with the club's official website simply saying an un-named ex-pro would make an appearance.
Welshpool manager David Jones said: "Chris played really well. He's still very fit."