By Bakary Ceesay
Pa Modou Kah, former Norwegian Gambian footballer has been appointed manager of Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC .
Kah,who was born in Banjul but later moved to Norway with his parents, aged eight (8), has landed his first managerial job on Friday, when he was announced PFC manager, having had previous experience as assistant coach for FC Cincinnati and Vancouver Whitecaps FC2, with whom he also played for and ultimately finished his playing career with their second team as player coach before announcing his retirement in February 2017.
The 39 year-old former defender, who played alongside Scorpion defender Futty Danso in the Major Soccer League (MLS) for Oregon based Portland Timbers, was eligible to represent the Gambia but instead opted to play for his adopted home, Norway, for whom he was capped ten (10) fimes between 2001 and 2008. However, Pa later refuted claims he snubbed Gambia to play for Norway.
He said he had always wanted to play for The Gambia but it happened that he was never approached by the Gambian football chiefs at the time before he decided to play for Norway.
He said it would have been a great honour to represent Gambia as his both parents did, both his father Ebrima Kah and Mum Ajie Njie represented the Gambia in Football and Basketball respectively.
The widely traveled defender, who has previously played in at least seven different countries including Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.S. and Canada amassed over 400 career games. No wonder he is reported to speak at least seven different languages.