Leeds United youngster Nohan Kenneh has taken to Twitter to express his pride at helping England’s under-17s win the Syrenka Cup during the international break.
Kenneh started the final as England won on penalties against Poland. The Three Lions had taken a 2-0 lead early on, but the hosts fought back to ensure that the game went all the way.
The 16-year-old had been taken off in the 69th minute, so was watching on as England won 3-1 in the shootout. It was Kevin Betsy’s side’s third victory in the competition, as they had previously beaten Finland and Austria.
And after the game, Kenneh took to social media to comment on securing the international honour.
Here is Kenneh’s tweet following the dramatic win…
Proud moment for me and my family winning my first U17s tournament!!🏴
Hopefully more to come💪🏾 https://t.co/GGRJ7QB3f1
— Nohan kenneh (@nkenneh101) September 10, 2019
Kenneh is one of the many names within Leeds’s academy that fans are keeping an eye out for. His ability to play in defence and midfield must surely boost his chances of progressing through the ranks.
For now, he will perhaps be setting his sights on a spot in Carlos Corberan’s under-23 side. But once there, he will know that he must then target getting closer to that first-team picture.
Marcelo Bielsa has shown a lot of faith in the club’s youngsters since arriving at Elland Road. His hand has been forced by injury, but it says a lot that many of those players remain in the mix now he almost has a fully-fit squad.
Kenneh will not be getting carried away at this stage. But he is definitely a prospect that looks destined for an incredibly bright career.