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16-year-old Liberian makes Leeds United first team debut

16-year-old Liberian born- English defender Nohan Kenneh, makes Leeds United First team debut

Promising Liberia -born English youth International Nohan Kenneh has made his first team debut for Leeds United at the age of Just 16-year,181 days -old. The youngster was handed a first-team debut by manager Marcelo Bielsa as Leeds United came from a goal down to beat National League side Guiseley 2-1,at the Nethermoor park in a preseason friendly match on Thursday evening.

The 16-year-old played his first game for the senior side, when he replaced the injury English defender Ben White, who the club bought from Brighton & Hove Albion recently, was sub-off the game in the 74-minute. The teenager show-up some brilliants coordination and with few touching passes and was also limplight in the built-up to his side second goal, which serve as decisive match winner.

Kenneh, wore the number #21 shirt in his first Senior match for the whites-united, the Liberian -Starlet who naturally plays as a center-defender, has impressed in Leed’s united youth ranks in recent months, sparking interest from French giant Paris Saint German, among hosts of others clubs in and around Europe, the promising youngster has also won himself capped with the England U15,U16 and most recently U17 National team, and has establish himself as one of Europe brightest prospect in recent time,” due to his sensational display at the Elland road.

“Leeds United were made to work for their second win of the pre-season at Guiseley as they won away 2-1, thanks to a second half goals from new signing Helder Costa and Matuesz Bogusz to turn fortune around for the Championship side.

Former Bolton Wanderer Midfieder Kaine Felix score the first goal of the match against his former, when he fired behind goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to give Guiseley an early first half lead with just nine -minute on the clock, but the visitors’ had quality finally turn- around in the second period, when debutant Helder Costa equalised before turning provider for Matuesz Bogusz to slot home a last gasp winner for the whites.
Speaking after the game, in a Instagram Chat with Liberian Sports International the Zwedru-born Leeds united Prodigy said “this is something I have been dreaming of since I was a little kid. I’m very happy that the boss gave me this opportunity and I tried to make the very most of it.”

Kenneh was born in Liberia but has been called up to the England under-16 squad in recent times, and primarily plays as a holding midfielder, but can also play in defence.
He signed a two-year scholarship deal with Leeds back in April, and has since been a regular for their under-18 side.

Leeds have a plethora of talented youngsters coming through the ranks at Thorp Arch, with Jack Clarke being the most recent name to grab the headlines over the past year or so.

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