The Mountaineers (Nimba United) have completed a deal for ELWA United wonder kid Roberto Anderson.
The midfielder sealed a contract on Wednesday at United’s Monrovia office situated in the NorthStar Building on New Georgia Road, Gardnersville Township.
The value of the contract was not disclosed, but it is expected to last for three seasons. Anderson, known affectionately on the local scene as “Doctor” based on his creativity, has been a key figure in the ELWA United squad for the last three seasons.
He is the last of promising teenagers to leave the club, following the footsteps of Sholee Quiah, Van Dave Harmon, Edmund Borloh and recently Kaetu Jerbo.
The young lad expressed delight in securing a deal with one of the nation’s best football clubs, describing it as a step to higher heights in his career.
Anderson said on United’s official website that he hopes to break through Coach Emmanuel Kaykay’s squad, but noted that it would be a difficult thing to do.
“Every player wants a new opportunity to showcase his talent, especially at a competitive level like at Nimba United. I have always wished for a bigger chance, I am so happy that this deal has been finalized. It has been in the pipeline long since,” he added.
The lad possesses an exemplary range of passing ability. He can hit crisp and clean, and give well-weighted passes.
He always look for pockets of space to support teammates, creating angles, passing lanes, and splits to receive, turn, and face forward.
Meanwhile, United also secured the signatures of Emmanuel Miller, Harry Ronal, and Terrance Jones.
Miller formerly played for LTC Satellite while Ronal had a spell with defunct Red Lions; Jones featured for LISCR FC last season.
The quartet is expected to beef up Kaykay’s squad as they prepare to battle Monrovia Club Breweries on Sunday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Central Monrovia. Game time is 2pm.
Coach Kaykay’s men have only managed one point from two matches after losing to Watanga FC on match day-one. They were also forced to a 1-1 draw by Keitrace FC.
The Mountaineers are under pressure to sign new players as some of their key players have left the country for greener pastures abroad.
The likes of Titus Cooper, Patrick Singbeh, Barbu Kollie, and Eratus Wee have left to ply their trades abroad.