Gambian Kenny Mansally
only turned 19 three weeks ago, but he made quite an impression for the New England
Revolution on its trip to Bermuda. Three days after he scored a hat trick in a 6-1 win over the Bermuda national team, Mansally added another goal in the Revs' 2-0 victory over the Bermudan nationals
on Wednesday in Hamilton.
Mansally scored in the 21st minute on a pass from Adam Cristman
but had to leave the game shortly thereafter with a
wound above his eye inflicted in a collision with a Bermuda player along the touchline. Mansally was taken to a local hospital for a precautionary screening.
Cristman added his second
goal in as many contests to complete the scoring.
Mansally and Sainey Nyassi
, who also started against Bermuda, signed with the Revs last summer
after being discovered playing for Gambia at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup in Canada. It was Mansally whose goal on a free kick gave the Baby Scorpions a 2-1 win over Portugal in one of the upsets of
Gambia is perhaps the most underdeveloped soccer nation in West Africa. Its first breakthrough came when it qualified for the U-17 World Cup in Peru, where Mansally and
Nyassi also played.
The Revs now return home for a week of training before heading to Cancun, Mexico, where they will play the Pioneros de Cancun (third division) and 2007 Apertura
champion Atlante, which moved to Cancun last summer.