Manneh Named PDL Player of the Week
Aztex forward wins national honor
By Nick Barbaro, 1:20PM, Fri. Jun. 1, 2012
Austin Aztex forward Kekuta Manneh (No. 28, at right) has been voted the Premier Development League Player of the Week, after netting four goals in the Aztex's 7-0 win over the Texas Dutch Lions last Thursday. He'll be in action again tonight and tomorrow, as the Aztex host the New Orleans Jesters 7:30pm Friday & Saturday at House Park.
Manneh, 17, just finished his junior year at Lake Travis High School; this national honor – being tabbed the best player in the entire 73-team PDL – should boost the Gambian native's stock considerably, heading into college recruiting. Mostly, though, he's really a treat to watch: fast enough to blow past defenders, and with crazy ball skills and balance.
The Aztex lead the PDL Mid South Division heading into the doubleheader against New Orleans. Tickets are $10; $50 for eight-packs; with kids 10 and under free. www.austinaztex.com.
PDL Mid-South standings
12 points: Austin Aztex (4-1)
11 points: El Paso Patriots (3-2-2)
6 points: Laredo Heat (2-1)
4 points: New Orleans Jesters (1-1-1)
4 points: West Texas Sockers (1-2-1)
3 points: Texas Dutch Lions (1-5)