Sep 24, 2009, 6:10 AM
New England Revolution Midfielder Abdoulie Ken Mansally has reiterated his allegiance to his major league soccer side and believes he has a lot to offer to the club that is keen on getting hold onto their star.
The deadly left footed player who is joining the rest of his Scorpions team mates at the Independence Stadium in Bakau as part of the preparation for three friendly matches has struggled to secure a permanent place in the MLS side. This is shortly after arriving at the club in the middle of 2007 MLS League season, alongside compatriot Sainey Nyassi but his club's success depends largely on him and his Gambian brother who were both influential in guiding the Revolution to two semi-finals, but the stars could not help their MLS side to any glory.
The popular Ken Mansally who continues to earn the admiration of Gambian fans further used the opportunity to reflect on the difficult moments he endured since leaving the local side Real De Banjul for the Revolution in the summer of 2007, where he netted 12 times to date.
He revealed to Pointsport that he has undergone some frustrating and difficult moments before he could adopt to life in the MLS, due to the climatic condition in that country.
Ken added "several clubs are interested in my services but I am under contract with Revolution which I am committed to but I cannot rule out a move to the best leagues at some point in my playing career," the crafted midfielder told Pointsport at the team's training ground at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Monday.
The former U-17 and U-20 midfielder who was an integral part of the Scorpions' side that secured a historic one-all draw against neighbours Senegal in the last game of African Nations and the World Cup qualifiers in Dakar underscored the importance of the upcoming friendly games, given the fact that it would go a long way towards putting in place a formidable team that will be fighting hard for a place in the next African Nations and World Cup qualifiers.
Ken further used the platform to express his commitment to the national team and is only interested in qualifying the senior team to all important competitions as he had done with the U-17 and U-20 in Peru and Cannada.
The 21-year-old who has two years left on his MLS contract was so impressed with the preparation and tactics of Paul Putt. He is hopeful of achieving success under the Belgian tactician.