Gambian-born Kekuta Manneh scores vital goal for Cincinnati in US Open

Friday, June 14, 2019

Gambian-born Kekuta Manneh has scored a very important goal for his Major League Soccer side Cincinnati during their 2-1 home win over Louisville City in the US Open cup played at the Nippert Stadium on Wednesday.

The Bakau-born player, who started his career with Steve Biko, scored the winning goal for his team after a stunning header in the 103rd minute of extra-time.

After scoring the vital winner the former St. Gallen and Vencouver Whitecaps winger ran to the corner flag in the horseshoe end of Nippert Stadium, ripped his shirt off en-route and flings the sweat-soaked garment to the ground before his teammates joined him for celebration.

The 24-year-old’s celebration was suggestive of the relief he and the entire FC Cincinnati organisation likely felt after his header rippled the back of the Louisville net.

Manneh’s goal for Cincinnati became the first victory for the club since May 11. This triumph will trigger the Orange and Blue back on track in an MLS regular-season campaign that started with 11 losses in the first 16 games.

Kekuta Manneh has now scored two goals for Cincinnati after playing five games in the Eastern Conference Major League Soccer. 

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara