By Wleh Bedell
The former LPRC Oilers lethal finisher has being rattling the net for the past four seasons in the Asian nation of Myanmar as he has won thousands of admirers and has become king pin for his club Ayeyawady in the top flight known as Myanmar National League (MNL).
The name Keith Martu Nah and goals have the same meaning. Widely known as the "Liberian Neymar and Malouda" for his turbo booted pace, sublime skills, great assist ratio and deadly finishing, the former Liberia National U-20 starlet and local based Lone Star member who was named in squads to face Niger and Mauritania during his heydays on the local scene has become an asset for his current club and is certainly the man whose name is being regularly sung during games at the club's Ayar stadium.
Forming an African link with the Cameroonian defender cum midfielder Ndongo Serge Phillipe, Keith Nah continues to show why he needs to be given a Lone Star 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 striking propensity as it is tactically advisable for the options to be aplenty in 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 whose club Coach, U Kyaw Lwin, once described as a blessing to Ayeyawady United during an interview to a daily in that part of the world, can no doubt be a blessing also to the Lone Star as he is a scoring merchant who knows how to trade goals. He can make jinks from the left channel where he can out pace his marker in style and elegance and then cut inside with his right foot to tee up teammates lurking or even gong for the ultimate himself. Tracking back with much pace to help in defensive duties is also part of the net buster game.
With exploits at Chin United, Kedah,Yadanarbon FC and now Ayeyawady United from 2013 till now, Keith has shown why he is one of the best African finishers in modern day Asian football.
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, calm and quiet player who allows his football to do his talking, has being making in-roads through hardwork and humility and is a man on a mission. 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 settle in teams quickly due to his discipline, hardwork and team game style.
Indeed, the time is ripe for the 5ft-10 ins forward to get a Lone Star call-up as he can help the team a lot in the striking department. With a glorious pace, whole hearted team effort and clinical finishing, the young smiling assasin who is known for his Antoine Greizman goal scoring celebration where he dances towards the corner flag post and does the mobile calling style, can be an asset for country and only needs to be given a chance by getting a Lone Star call-up, something the lad is relishing.