Frank Jericho Nagbe

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Frank Wontee Nagbe
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-05-11) May 11, 1958 (age 60)
Place of birth Diyakpo Bokon Jadae, Liberia
Playing position Manager (former midfielder)
Club information
Current team
Youth career
William VS Tubman High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Saint Jerry
1975–1976 Invincible Eleven
1976–1977 Sporting Club de Gagnoa
1977–1984 Invincible Eleven
National team
1975–1983 Liberia
Teams managed
1985–1986 NPA Anchors
1986–1988 Sinoe County
1988–1989 NPA Anchors
1989–1993 Invincible Eleven
1993–1997 Junior Professionals
1997–1998 Saint Anthony
1998–2002 Liberia (Assistant)
2003–2004 Sinoe County
2004–2006 NPA Anchors
2006–2007 Liberia
2013– Liberia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frank Wontee Nagbe (born May 11, 1958 in Diyakpo Bokon Jadae) is a Liberian football manager and former professional player who currently coaches Liberia. Frank Wontee Nagbe, popularly known as Jericho, is the man who has placed NPA Anchors at the top of the premier league, following victories over Mighty Barolle and Invincible Eleven (IE). He was the same person that promoted the port boys from the first division.

Personal life[edit]

The veteran tactician is a Moslem who happily resides in West Point. He is married with children. His son Frank Nagbe Junior is the captain of the NPA Anchors.

Playing career[edit]

Jerico is a product of the William VS Tubman High School in Sinkor. The Liberian tactician played active soccer both at home and abroad. He started with Saint Jerry (1972–1975) before moving to Invincible Eleven (IE) from 1975 to 1984. Jerico, who was a midfielder, spent one season (1976–1977) with Sporting Club de Gagnoa in Côte d'Ivoire. As a player, he won the league title with IE in 1976, the year he was voted Most Valuable Player, and the six-nation tournament with the Lone Star in 1979. In Côte d'Ivoire, Jerico won the league championship with Gagnoa in 1977. He spent eight years on the national team, Lone Star as a regular player, which enabled Jerico to face great teams of Africa, Europe and America. He got trained in Mexico in 1980.

Managerial career[edit]

The NPA Anchors manager started his coaching sojourn in the second division with West Point-based La-Modell International in 1985. Three years later, under Jerico, the club reached the first division. Coach Nagbe led his native Sinoe County to three County Meet tournaments. Under him, Sinoe finished as champions in 1986, third place in 1987 and semi finalist in 2004. Jerico joined IE as Deputy Coach from 1989 to 1992. He then coached Junior Professionals for five seasons (1993–1998). Jerico promoted Junior Pros to the first division and went on to finished as runners-up in his first season before lifting the league title in 1997. He took Jr. Pros to the African Cup Winners, at which time the club ousted ASFAG of Guinea (but could not continue due the April 6, 1996 fighting in Monrovia). Jerico led Jr. Pros to the African Champions League, and eliminated RCB of Burkina Faso, but were eliminated by eventual grand finalist Obuasi Goldfields a year later. During the 1997-1998 season, Adolph Lawrence hired him at a time Saint Anthony was in search of first division qualification. Jerico did not fail in winning all the seven matches he had. In his debut year with Saint Anthony in division one, Jerico led the club to second place in both league and knockout championships. Jerico had two stints with the Lone Star as Deputy Coach. His first stint ran from 1996 to 1998. On the second occasion, Lone Star reached the 2002 Nations Cup finals in Mali and nearly qualified for the World Cup the same year. A year earlier, Jerico and the Lone Star won the Good Will Tournament in Côte d'Ivoire. The LFA awarded Jerico five times as Coach of the Year in 1985, 1987, 1996, 2000 and 2004. In 1985, the NPA Anchors coach attended the FIFA Youth Training Program conducted by Karl Heinz Moroski of Germany and Mohammed El Wash of Egypt (CAF). He also participated in the FIFA Futuro II course conducted by Philip Rouon in 1999.Currently, No Bad Day football club, a third division club in Liberia is seeking support from jericho for partnership.

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