Monrovia-Liberia National Football team head Coach Ansumana Keita will take charge of his first match as head coach of Lone Star today when his men face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
By: Christopher C.Walker [email protected], 0777898224/0886723075
Keita with less than three months in charge of the National team has been able to bring back some of the country forgotten stars and convince a few new players to choose Liberia.
William Jebor Tonia Tisdell and Tarrance Tisdell have all been been call to Lone Star after a lengthy period out of the team but the former Lone Star U15 and U17 coach has convinced Mohammed Kamara to play for the national team after the player decided not to play for Liberia following some dissatisfaction with former Lone Star coach James Peter Butler and his technical staff.
Kamara is not the only player that will be hoping to their debut for Liberia one player who has been monitor by Liberia for years is Noah Kenneh who is a former England youth player.
Kenneh finally accepted the call from his country of birth and is with the Red white and blue in South Africa for the first of two matches with the Bafana Bafana.
It’s now obvious that Nohan Kenneh will be wearing the Red, white and Blue stripes for Liberia Lone Star.
The 20 years old central back was a regular for the England U-16 and 17 national teams and has decided to follow the steps of English youngsters who recently decided to represent their native countries.
The 20 year old Leeds United Academy graduate is in Johannesburg with the Lone Star after a nationality switch were concluded by the Liberia Football Association early this year.
He is expected in Keita squad to face the Bafana Bafana – South Africa on Friday in the AFCON qualifiers with the return leg in in Monrovia on March 28th.
The inclusion of Kenneh is a huge boost to the national team of Liberia because he can play as a midfielder and defender.
Noah good knowledge of the game from youth level will be key for Lone Star in such crucial match.
He will be hoping to make his full debut against a tough team like the Bafana Bafana.
He has had several training sessions with the team and looks very happy to be with the Reds.
He posted “ I go back to Liberia whenever I get the opportunity to see my family and to learn Even more about the country I was born in, I will never forget my root,”
Kenneh was sign on last year by Scottish Premiership side Hibernian Football Club who loaned him to Ross County Football Club also in the premiership.
Born in Liberia in 2003, Kenneh move to the UK in 2009 as a refugee where he has attained a full British Citizenship.
A Leeds United Academy graduate, England U-16 and 17 regular and Ross County regular only at 20, this one of the biggest peak of scouting for talent by Liberia.
Brief about Noah Kenneh
Nohan Kenneh (born 10 January 2003) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Rsoss County, on loan from Hibernian. Born in Liberia, he was a youth international for England.
Kenneh was born in Liberia moving to the United Kingdom as a refugee at the age of six.
Kenneh represented England at Under 16 and U 17 youth international levels He was called-up by his native country Liberia in March 2023
After playing for Bradford City and York City. Kenneh spent eight years with Leeds United Academy, and was an unused first-team substitute on a number of occasions He received a yellow card for his celebrations as an unused substitute in a Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kenneh signed for Scottish club Hibernian in May 2022 on a three-year contract, with effect from 1 July. On 9 July 2022, he debuted for Hibernian during a 5–0 win over Clyde. On 13 August 2022, he scored his first professional goal in Hibernian’s 2–1 loss away Livingston at in the Scottish Premiership. Kenneh was loaned to Ross County in January 2023
Kenneh prefers to play as a holding midfielder, but he can also play in central defence.