A quick and agile winger, Kekuta Manneh joined Whitecaps FC after being selected fourth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, the Gambian striker played for Austin Aztex of the USL PDL. Manneh scored his first MLS goal for Whitecaps FC on April 27, 2013 versus FC Dallas.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2013: Manneh has already had some memorable moments in his rookie season. In the 'Caps' 2-2 draw versus FC Dallas on April 27, he scored and later assisted on Camilo's equalizer. Coming on as a second half substitute against Chicago Fire on July 14, the rookie scored his second goal of the season to seal a 3-1 win for his club.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2012: In his first and only season with Austin Aztex, Manneh made 12 regular season appearances, starting in 10 matches and scoring seven goals. This included a four-goal performance in a 7-0 win against the Texas Dutch Lions, after which he was named PDL Player of the Week. In the 2012 USL PDL postseason, Manneh appeared in 2 matches and registered three goals.
UNITED STATES SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
2011: In his second year in the USSDA, Manneh registered 24 goals in 23 matches for Lonestar SC U-17/18. 2010: In his debut season in the USSDA, Manneh registered 35 goals and three assists in 23 matches for Texas Rush U-15/16. As a result of his great 2010 campaign, Manneh was named to the 2010 Disney’s Soccer Showcase All-Star Team and received a one-week training stint with Premier League side Chelsea FC.
GAMBIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION
2009-10: Manneh played his first season of professional soccer for Steve Biko FC of the GFA League First Division. In 12 matches, Manneh registered 17 goals before continuing his soccer career in North America.
Manneh has been a member of the Gambian U-20 men’s national team.