24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #12 Kekuta Manneh, Vancouver Whitecaps

24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #12 Kekuta Manneh, Vancouver Whitecaps

12. Kekuta Manneh

Pos: F | Vancouver Whitecaps | Age: 19

Last Year in 24U24: N/A
2014 Stats: Matches played: 24 | Goals: 3 | Assists: 1
Castrol Index (as of 9/24/14): #94


His minutes and starts are up this year, but the blazing speedster has nevertheless hit a kind of a sophomore slump. His production is down -- no goals since May 3 -- and he’s only started twice since mid-July. Still, no one questions his potential, if only because of that raw athleticism. Which explains why he is ranked the 9th fastest player in EA Sports FIFA 15.

What the technical staffers say: "He's dangerous. He's really good one on one. He adds something special, and you simply can't teach that kind of speed. He needs to find a way to be a regular starter and get more regular playing time. He's unpredictable and fantastic, which is common among young players. But also common with young players, consistency is the Achilles heel."

What Opta Sports says: Ranks third among players under 24 with 5.98 dribbles attempted per 90 minutes. He ranks second among players under 24 in chances created from open play per 90 minutes (1.61)..

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