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The Profile of the Guinean Born Liberian-Keita Mandjou

Personal information

Full name Keita Mandjou

Date of birth -November 28, 1979 (1979-11-28) (age 29)

Place of birth -Guinea

Height -1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

Playing position -Attacking Midfielder/Forward

Club information

Current club Portland Timbers

Number -10

As Liberia prepares for the new breed of Lone Star aimed at booking a place in the 2012 nations cup as well as other major International competitions, more Liberian footballers are coming to the fore who are showcasing their talents in some professional leagues.

With Sekou Jabateh Oliseh discovered in Russia with CSKA Moscow, Edmond and Desmond Chappy doing well with Norwegian second division club, Valdres FK., Alex Jackson in Australia with Adelaide Omonia FC commonly known as Adelaide Cobras., Mohammed Soto in France as well as Quincy Johnson also on top of his game with first division outfit, Leaonidas football club in Rotterdam, Holland  and the list is endless, another player, who is considered national goal scorer in the form of Keita Mandjou has also been discovered and wants to help Liberia make amends in International competitions.

Below is a bit of the player who was born in Guinea, but wants to play for the country he belong to, Liberia. 

Keita Mandjou (born November 28, 1979) is a Guinean born Liberian professional footballer who currently plays for Portland Timbers in the USL First Division.



Mandjou began his professional career in Malaysia with Perak FA, making his debut on September 12, 2004 against PKNS FC. He impressed Perak's fans so much that he was carried off the pitch by two jubilant fans after the match. He went on to play a key role in Perak's Malaysian FA Cup winning team, which led to his contract being renewed for the 2005 season.

Mandjou won the Golden Boot award for the 2006 season, scoring 17 goals. He was one of the three nominees for the Favorite Import Player award in the inaugural Malaysian football awards but he did not win.

He was linked with a move away from the club to Indonesian team Persija Jakarta in 2007, but did not let those rumors affect his on-pitch performance, and ended up Perak's top scorer once again for the 2006/2007 season.

Mandjou was released from his contract at the end of the 2007 season due to "family issues", and after attending trials with French side FC Lorient. He signed with Bruneian side Brunei DPMM FC, and played one season for them in the Singaporean S. League.

In January 2009, Mandjou signed with the Portland Timbers in the USL First Division. Mandjou's preferred playing position is as a striker, but he can also operate in midfield behind the front two.


Mandjou was a member and captain of the Guinea U-23 national team, but the goal scorer is now eager to showcase his talent for his motherland, Liberia.