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Transfer Profile: Seku Conneh

In only their second ever winter transfer window, Ansan Greeners wasted no time bringing in attacking depth with Liberia National Team forward Seku Conneh joining from US second division side Bethlehem Steel. 
(image via bethlehemsteelfc.com)

22-year-old Seku Conneh plays as a forward for club and country. He started his professional career in 2014 with Fortuna Sittard of the Dutch second division. Conneh joins Ansan Greeners from USL side Bethlehem Steel, where he scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for the US second division side. To get a better sense Conneh's game, we spoke with The USL Show host and Brotherly Game Editor, Evan Villella.

How was Conneh viewed at Bethlehem Steel FC? League wide?

So he was one of our expansion year (15/16) guys brought over from FC Oss in the Netherlands in what was probably one of a few Earnie Stewart connection signings. His role kind of changed year one to two as last year Cory Burke emerged as one of the best strikers in USL/CONCACAF in my opinion. Seku grew and turned into a big threat in a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3. Viewed as a viable option, I'm sure a few teams wouldn't have minded him being around or banging in goals for their own team.

Strongest aspects of his game?

Strongest aspect is his strength. Steel play the same as the Philadelphia Union, which requires smart hold up play and knocking down balls lofted in from deep in the midfield. Conneh excelled at that. He also can really punish the ball when he goes to strike it which led to some nice finishes.

Weaknesses?

He's not as responsible on defense or pressuring the back line as much as he should. If Ansan are looking to have forwards badger defenses for 90 minutes I'm not sure hes the guy to do it.

Reason for leaving?

He was out of contract and not renewed for whatever reason to the best of my knowledge. So he should have joined on a free. Still trying to confirm with the organization

Where do you think he would be best utilized with Ansan?

Best utilized as a number one forward in a role where he would be by himself, maybe a solid bench option in a tighter 4-4-1-1? Didn't see him in a 4-4-2 much at all, but that would be electric if paired with a smaller forward that can burn defenders for pace.

What should K League fans expect from him?

Expect a guy that will work hard on offense and put some goals in. He's a proven goal scorer in the United States second league and trained a lot with an MLS side. I'm definitely curious as to how he gets on as the first ever "Steel abroad" player, so I'll be rooting for him with Ansan for sure.

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