Pa modou kah. ‘Can we inspire them?’: Kah drawing on Van Isle soccer history to drive PFC’s youth

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Although his natural position was as a central midfielder he had to play on various positions; he did several games playing as right back. This is very important for Canadian soccer. Most spring days in the spruce-shadowed surf town of Tofino, the sea is a balmy nine degrees. For some, with the additions of midfielder Marco Bustos, forward Alejandro Diaz, and goalkeeper Callum Irving, Pacific is the next Canadian Premier League contender. But with their main man in Kah now secured, they now can turn their attention to those details. Official YouTube channel of Pa-Modou Kah. The vision and philosophy of the club are aligned with mine, which made it a great fit.

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Kah did just that, and you can tell it has helped him, as he is very well-thought-out, living up to his reputation as a thinker of the game. And I did, and it kind of helped me, I played in Holland, I played in the Middle East. You add in the ever-growing familiarity within the organization, with management, coaches and players all embracing being part of the Pacific family last year, Kah was very excited when Pacific came calling. So in that sense, Pacific was a near-perfect fit. In 2000 he had a trail with Manchester U. That point remains open for debate. Official YouTube channel of Pa-Modou Kah.

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Along with the intangibles that he brings off of the pitch, this is a strong hire for Pacific. With the Scorpions yet to qualify for a first Africa Cup of Nations, Kah is adamant there is hope for the small West African country. When the club went in the ocean, he went in too; when they ran in the rain, he ran along with them. He took a lot of players under his wing, mentoring younger teammates, showing many of them the ropes of being a professional. He met wife Dewy while playing in the Netherlands and the couple have two young girls — four-year-old Nahla Aja and 18-month-old Zahra Hana.

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He then move to north America's Major League Soccer where he played for Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, where he began his coaching career as an assistant. It makes me proud to see the what the power of football can do. Throughout the year, however, Kah remained a constant in the Orange and Blue, plugging away amidst all of the turmoil. Pa-Modou Kah was one of the first black players to represent Norway Photo courtesy: Pa-Modou Kah Kah says he has no regrets over his decision to play for Norway, who he earned 10 caps for, rather than the Scorpions. Which is to get the best out of each other every day and create a culture and chemistry.

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I paved the way for the next generation of immigrant kids in Norway. Kah has more than 400 pro appearances, many in the top pro leagues of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U. In 2011, after seven years in Holland, Kah moved to Qatari club Al Khor. Given that they play out of Vancouver Island, a communal piece of land from top-to-bottom, Pacific has quickly embraced themselves as part of the Island family, evidenced by their pushing of the ForTheIsle movement. He knows the game, but can also interact well with the people around him, which can be an underrated skill for some managers.

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He loves soccer, hockey and a myriad of other sports, but mostly does writing on soccer for now. Cold-water shock sets in under 15 degrees Celsius. For others, the sword ferns and giant red cedars give chance to pause and reflect. This is a guy who feels right at home because of his Whitecaps connections. Absolutely, because that's my country.

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That continued into his coaching, where he got to work with the likes of current Pacific regulars Terran Campbell and Kadin Chung, along with Whitecaps youngsters Theo Bair and Georges Mukumbilwa, amongst others, all during his time in Vancouver. Part of the task for Kah, in his first position as head coach, will be striking a different tone with the players on his team. Kah looks like the fresh player-friendly name these youngsters may need to take the next step, and given his long experience in this game, along with his overall personality, he can also help them grow as people, which will be especially important for the younger players. Kah was appreciated for his fighting spirit and ability to win the ball. Kah was born in the Gambian capital Banjul but left at the age of eight to join his father, an ex-international, in Norway. With rumours swirling around his potential hiring for a couple of weeks now, the Island-based Canadian Premier League club finally made things official on Tuesday, hiring former defender Pa-Modou Kah as their latest coach.

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