By Wleh Bedell
Keith Nah, the former LPRC Oilers lethal finisher who has being rattling the net for the past four seasons in the Asian nation of Myanmar and has won thousands of admirers to become his club [Ayeyawady] higher scorer is ready for national duty. The name Keith Martu Nah called the “Liberian Neymar and Malouda” by his fans, for his turbo booted pace, sublime skills, assists and deadly finishing has just the right attitude to don the national colors. The former Liberia National U-20 starlet and local based Lone Stars winger was named in squads to face Niger and Mauritania before seeking greener pastures in Asia.
Keith has gotten valuable experience as he plays with the Cameroonian defender cum midfielder Ndongo Serge Phillipe. Keith Nah continues to show why he needs to be given a Lone Stars call up for the ensuing 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier where the red, white and blue outfit open their campaign away to the Warriors of Zimbabwe on June 9, 2017, in a group that is further made stronger by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville.
At age 21, Nah is a fresh talent who can help strengthen his country’s senior national team. His striking talent is execellent, and is a tactically sufficient option for the final third. He has being finishing with aplomb in Myanmar and is pushing with much venom to reach the 100-goal mark in his already booming professional career. With 82 goals in 118 games, an average of 0.7 goal per match, this prodigiously talented striker plays as a center forward in Myanmar but began his career as a winger where he can still operate to devastating effect.
Keith Nah club Coach, U Kyaw Lwin, has described him as a blessing to Ayeyawady United. During an interview to a daily recently, the coach said of the lad: no doubt he would be a blessing to the Lone Stars as he is a scoring merchant who knows how to trade goals.
Scouting reports say, he can make jinks from the left channel where he can outpace his marker and can also cut inside with his right foot to tee up teammates. Keith can also tack back with much pace to help in defensive duties, in addition to his scoring abilities. With exploits at Chin United, Kedah, Yadanarbon FC and now Ayeyawady United since 2013, Keith has shown why he is one of the best African finishers playing in Asian.
In 2016, he ended as the league joint top scorer with 16 goals at Yadanarbon FC as he shared the prestigious crown with Win Naing Soe and Christopher Chizoba from Burma and Nigeria respectively and currently has ten goals from 14 games this season as he guns for another top scorer accolade. The discipline, quiet player who allows his football to do his talking, has made in-roads through hardwork and humility and is a man on a mission, according to reports. The brave front man is never shy of taking on defenders and is quite a good customer in attack and a difficult opponent to play against.
Eric Kareem Jebor a former LPRC Oilers, Mighty Barroĺle and Invincible Eleven (IE) gritty midfielder says ” Keith Nah is a budding star who has surprised me of his exploits in Myanmar”. The former star who had exploits in Lebanon during his playing days, said Keith can only get better and better. While Lucretius Togba, a technical staff member with the Oilers during Keith’s spell says ” Keith’s rise has been meteoric and that he has settled in teams quickly due to his discipline, and hard work.
Indeed, the time is ripe for the 5ft-10 forward to get a Lone Stars call-up as he can help the team in a lot different departments, and especially upfront, for a team that needs goals in a difficult group. Blessed with pace, discipline and clinical finishing, the young assassin known for his Antoine Greizman goal scoring celebrations can be an asset for country and only needs to be given a chance.