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Tapha Manneh Appointed New Head Coach of Liberia U-20 Men’s Team

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) on Tuesday, July 6, announced the appointment of Gambian coach Tapha Manneh as the new head coach for Liberia U-20 men’s team for the next two years.

Manneh, 56, was among three coaches, including Monrovia Breweries head coach Francis Sarploh, and Turkey’s Kasim Gokyildiz, who passed the evaluation for under-20 head coach job in July 2020.

He will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, July 7, at the headquarters of the LFA.

Since moving to Liberia in 2016 to take over as head coach of first division side LISCR FC, the 56-year-old Gambian gaffer has won five major titles, including a league title, two FA Cups and two Super Cups.

During his debut season in the Liberian League, Manneh made all the right headlines in the league when he reached a phenomenal milestone by setting a new unbeaten record of 22 league games, breaking the 19 games unbeaten record of the late Gabriel Johns when he served as head coach of LPRC Oilers.

Manneh’s unbeaten league run continued the next season and was extended to 26 unbeaten league games that came to an end in September of 2018 after LISCR FC a suffered a 2-0 defeat against LPRC Oilers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

While in Gambia, Manneh won eight major trophies including four FA Cups, three Super Cups and one National league title – all as head coach of Gamtel FC.  He also won the Best Coach of the Year Award for the 2014/2015 season after he won the national league, the Super Cup, and runners up in the FA Cup.

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