Beyond the Pitch: Pacific FC’s Pa-Modou Kah

In Newsroom’s Beyond the Pitch, and OneSoccer’s Kristian Jack sits down for a fascinating chat with Pacific FC head coach Pa-Modou Kah who is set to take on Forge FC in the 2021 Canadian Premier League final on Sunday at Tim Hortons Field (4:30pm ET live on OneSoccer)

Kah, in an interview recorded earlier this year, discusses his beginnings in the Gambia, distaste for the defensive football of Norway in the previous decades, to his people-first managing philosophy.

  • 2:31 – Why Pa-Modou Kah crossed “the dark side” from playing to coaching: I wanted to make a difference.. make a change.
  • 7:43 – Kah speaks about his time growing up in “The” Gambia, as the most enjoyable time in his life and seeing snow for the first time in Norway
  • 11:42 – When did Kah know he could make it as a professional? When his dad pulled him out of training: “I didn’t train no dumb footballer”
  • 16:59 – How Pa found a home away from home in the Netherlands: “The fun left when you play defensively.”
  • 22:10 – Pa on becoming the first black player on the Norwegian national team
  • 34:10 – Kah on his team’s ascension during COVID-19 era: “If you leave the game as a better person you leave the game as a better person.”
  • 38:30: Kah offers a glimpse into tactics through “morals and values” starting with Victor Blasco
  • 45:30 – Who was the best player Kah’s ever faced face? A certain Manchester United legend comes to mind…

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