Ansu Keita Unveiled as Men’s U-17 Head Coach

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LFA acting President Wilmot Smith (left) present official LFA shirt to Coach Ansumana Keita at the unveiling ceremony

Canada-based Liberian tactician, Ansumana Keita, has officially been unveiled by the Liberia Football Association (LFA) as Head Coach of the men’s U-17 national team.

Coach Keita was unveiled on Friday, January 22, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium following his arrival from Canada.

Keita was one of four coaches who applied for the position in July of 2020, and was selected after undergoing an evaluation process and eventually confirmed by the Technical Committee of LFA.

The former PSG Academy-Canada coach, who is yet to name his backroom staff, has a target to improve the performance of the U-17 men’s national team and also provide some technical assistance to help build various youth national teams.

He signed a two-year deal, which is subject to renewal.

“I am not here for the money. I came to make sacrifice because the conditions I worked under in France and Canada will not be the same in Liberia. I was a strong advocate for youth football on social media.

“I demonstrated my desire and passion by organizing the Alphonso Armah youth tournaments in honor of the late LFA secretary-general Alphonso Armah. So I know what it means to work in Liberia and abroad. Trust me, I am not here for the money.

“I want to begin a process that will see Liberian footballers in Europe to help improve the income generation in Liberia and reduce poverty.

“I’m here to build teams, so that Liberia can have a very good senior team in the near future to compete with other countries at the international level,” Keita said.

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