San Antonio FC have signed striker Kekuta Manneh, who is subject to league and federation approval, the club announced today. Per team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are delighted to welcome Kekuta to the team,” said SAFC head coach Alen Marcina. “He brings high-level experience, leadership on the pitch, game-changing speed and a very good end product. Kekuta will contribute to our powerful environment and team identity.”
Manneh comes to SAFC having completed more than 200 appearances as a professional in MLS, Europe and Mexico. Manneh most recently spent the 2021 season at Austin FC, making 16 appearances for the club last year. The 27-year-old has also had stints in MLS with New England Revolution, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew and the Vancouver Whitecaps. In addition, Manneh has spent time with Pachuca in Liga MX and St. Gallen in the Swiss Premier League.
Originally from The Gambia, Manneh moved to the United States as a teenager and played youth soccer in Texas. After a stint with the Austin Aztex in USL League Two, Manneh was drafted by the Whitecaps in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. He played over 100 games for the Whitecaps and scored 22 goals during his time there. Overall, Manneh has accumulated over 10,000 professional minutes, 34 goals and 19 assists during his career while playing in both domestic and international club competitions.
Manneh has represented the United States throughout the international arena, receiving a camp invitation in January and a call-up to a friendly against Paraguay in March 2018.
Manneh will wear the No. 7 for the club.