Liberia’s Alpha Jalloh has been named the best goalkeeper in the just ended 2019 WAFU Nations Cup.
Despite his team not being able to reach the final of the cup or plate competitions, Jalloh’s brilliant performance in goal didn’t go unnoticed as he earned the individual accolade.
Jalloh was excellent in Liberia’s 1-0 loss to Sierra Leone in their first match before putting up a masterclass performance in the 1-0 win over Niger in the plate competition semifinals. Before Kelvin Potis gave Liberia the lead, Jalloh denied Niger from going ahead with a penalty saved. He kept Liberia in the lead until the end of the match, with crucial saves that could have won the game for Niger.
In the plate competition semifinals against Guinea, the former Barrack Young Controllers shot-stopper was again excellent despite the narrow 1-0 defeat.
Jalloh was the second Liberian player to scoop an individual award in the 2019 WAFU Nations Cup. His best goalkeeping award came after Kelvin Potis was named the man of the match in Liberia’s 1-0 win over Niger.
Meanwhile, Jalloh is the second Liberian to win an overall individual award at a WAFU competition. He comes second behind Allen Njie, who won the 2018 U-20 WAFU Nations Cup’s Most Valuable Player award.
Featured photo courtesy of Liberia Football Association.