The defender outstanding performance in the just ended Liberia Football Association (LFA) Second Division League has left a number of first division clubs chasing him, but he will not go anywhere according to his club President.
Nimba Kwado President Flody Tomah jr said if it means for the club to break bank to keep Captain Josephus Mantor they will go all out to do so, noting the team is not prepared to lose the powerful center back.
The likes of Nimba FC, Barrack Young Controller (BYC) are said to be among the teams eager for the services of the youthful defender.
“We will do everything to maintain our captain, in fact that’s one of the reasons why he is the captain of the team,” Tomah told INSIGHT Sports after his side defeat to Bea Mountain in the 2018 LFA 2nd Division Championship final on Tuesday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Tomah also confirmed that several clubs have already contacted Kwado on signing the defender.
“It is true lot of clubs have engaged us on signing defender Mantor, the likes of BYC, the likes of Nimba FC and many other teams have attempted to take him away from Kwado, but this is his home,” he added.
Mantor who has featured in the last three National County Sports Meet for Nimba County, was part of the cream of players that promoted Kwado formerly, Sadina FC to the Second Division about two seasons ago.
He has good height and commanding ball control. The youngster also reads the game well and is noted for set pieces and long passes.
Nimba Kwado lost 4-2 to Bea Mountain in Tuesday’s rescheduled extra time game at the ATS which ended in penalty kicks.
Both sides returned to the Antoinette Tubman Stadium Tuesday, in a replay addition 30- minutes that was cut off on Sunday due to poor visibility.
The Mountaineers took away LD$600,000.00 as winners of the Competition, while Runners- up Nimba Kwado received (375,000) three hundred and seventy-five thousands Liberia as Second place.
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