Profile: Musa Manku

Friday, March 06, 2009

Musa Manku is a young and talented outgoing defensive player who has a bright future ahead of him.

Born and bred in Bakau, he grew up in Bakau New town with his parents and has become an unbeatable defender.

He recently formed a great partnership alongside Ebrima Jarju in the defense of J-fin, a Nawettan club in Bakau.

The defender started Nawettan football in Kachikally United in 2002, while he was attending BakauJuniorSecondary school. He won two trophies with the Pool side boys, one in each of his two seasons.

Two years later, the promising defender moved to Kachikally to Banda bi now called J-fin and repeated his success with the side by winning the noran tournament in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

His performance won the heart of New Town club fans with whom he remains one of the most popular players.

The powerful defensive minded player caught the eyes of both first and second division teams but injury kept him on the sideline. And is now training with second division side Ham Ham.

Musa Manku commonly called (Besty) is a player with good character who also has a bright future ahead of him if only he concentrates on his career as a footballer. He aims to become part of Gambia's professional players plying their trade in Europe and other well known leagues in the world.

Like any other footballer, Manku's role model and hero is Chelsea's Star Michael Ballack who was once described by former Coach Christopher Daum, as the greatest prospect in German football.

Author: Lamin Drammeh