EXCLUSIVE: Pune FC's Keita Mandjou set for Perak reunion?
Pune FC‘s talismanic forward Keita Mandjou could be set for an emotional return to Perak FA in the Malaysian Super League, where he was a key figure during a four-years spell from 2004 to 2007. The Malaysian side are currently struggling to net goals consistently in the Super League, with plenty of calls from fans to re-sign former fan favourite Keita.
After a absence of three years, foreign signings were reintroduced to the Malaysian Super League earlier this year, and Perak opted to sign Serbian forward Lazar Popovic to bolster their attacking ranks. Nonetheless, they have only notched up 11 goals so far this season, with Popovic netting none of those.
With the April transfer window looming closer, calls for a new forward has been increasing, with Keita Mandjou’s name in the mix as well. According to an inside source that spoke exclusively to Sportkeeda.com, Perak will attempt to forge a deal that could see Keita make an emotional return to Perak.
Perak boss Norizan Bakar is apparently scheduled to travel to India, in order to negotiate a deal in the next few weeks and if the transfer does go through, it could be the start of a brand new revolution for the Malaysian club.
Keita, who has formed a solid partnership with Jeje Lalpekhlua in Pune FC, was an absolute goal-machine during his stint with the Seladangs, finishing as top scorer for two successive seasons in 2005 and 2006. He was also crucial in Perak’s FA Cup triumph under the tutelage of Steve Darby.