Liberian Striker Keith Nah Arrives Today
By Roland Mulbah
One of Liberia’s promising stars, Keith Nah, who plies his trade in Myanmar National League for Yadanarbon, is expected in the country today on vacation after a splendid performance in that part of the world where he helped his team win silver wear this year.
The 20- year old, who previously played at home with Vinton Professional before moving to LPRC Oilers in the Liberia Football Association (LFA) top flight with LPRC, is on record for winning two Golden boots before being attracted to Malaysian topflight side Kedah FC where he scored several goals before his contract was terminated based on mutual consent.
The deadly right footed attacker Keith, alias "Liberian Malouda" is a clever and very disciplined Liberian Footballer (Striker) who has become the first Liberian footballer ever to become top scorer in back to back seasons in two different leagues in the same country.
Born July 20, 1995, Keith started his soccer career with local club Vinton Professional playing in the Liberia third division league. After playing few seasons with Vinton in the third league, young Keith who had a sharp eye for goal helped his side gained promotion to the LFA second division league. His thirst for goal and skillful tactics continued as he helped his second division new comer Vinton finished as runner up to league winners Green Pasture FC and won himself the second division Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
After the end of the 2010-2011 league season, Keith had caught the attention of several top tier clubs in the Liberian league, but it was the Liberian “oil boys” LPRC OILERS who won the race of securing the new hot goal scorer signature in 2012. His short spell with LPRC OILERS came out as a fruitful one as he received a call up to the Liberia football U-20 national team for the African youth qualifier against the Niger U-20 national team.
His success in 2012 continued to grow bigger and bigger after an invitation from then Myanmar second division club Chin United came his way. As a natural goal scorer and natural dribbler, Keith had a successful trial with Chin and was given the opportunity to show case his talent in the 2013 Myanmar second division league.
His scoring ability didn’t go silent and his thirst for success didn’t slow down as his magical display throughout the season helped Chin to a second place finish and was promoted to the top tier of Myanmar football (The Myanmar National League). He also finished the season as the highest goal scorer with eighteen (18) league goals.
He continued his hard work on the pitch in the 2014 Myanmar National League, scoring twenty-five (25) league goals and four (4) FA Cup goals. He finished the season’s second on the goal scoring chat, one goal less than top goal scorer Caesar Augusto who finished with twenty-six (26) goals.
Keith’s goal scoring ability and dribbling skills had gone across Asia, with clubs from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea chasing the signature of the young Liberian. He later ended all speculations when he signed with Malaysia premier league club Kedah FA. Following his arrival in Malaysia, Keith again started to draw the attention of fans and the media with his non-stop scoring ability.
Just a new comer in Malaysia football, his eyes for goal continued to get brighter. Keith was able to score seven (7) goals out of Kedah’s nine (9) pre-season matches, thus making him the top goal scorer in the team for the pre-season. On his league debut, February 6, 2015, Keith scored twice to help his side win their 2015 league opener with a 5-1 victory of Kuala Lumpur. He was again on target, scoring once in his club second league game against Kuantan that ended with a 2-2 draw.
The striker, who many feel is a key factor in Coach James Salinsa Debbah’s Liberia Lone Star, will arrive today with much good stuff for Liberian players and his many fans.
According to Mr. Alphanso Wiah, who has served as local manager for the striker for many years, the striker will play in a tournament which has been organized to scout local talents to travel with him to seek greener pastures in Myanmar.
Mr. Wiah also noted that Keith has also promised the participation of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) in the tournament to appreciate the pen pushers for the many support towards him over the years.