Yankuba Minteh

Yankuba Minteh

Country: Gambia

Date of birth: 22/07/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Gambia

Height: —

Youth career: Steve Biko FC, Odense BK (since 2022)

Current club: Odense BK

Squad number: 30

Current national team: —

Position: winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: Universal Sports Group

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Moussa Diaby

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dynamism 

– dribbling 

– technique 

– ball control 

– athleticism 

– agility 

– creativity 

– off-the-ball movement 

– first touch 

– tackling 

To improve:

– great dribbler who loves to have the ball at his feet and try spectacular things but can be a little bit nonchalant and overambitious on the ball sometimes

– operating with his weaker right foot

Style of play:

– inside forward

– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness

– great agility, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– very good technique on the ball, fast direction shifts, and short-dribbling skills

– able to play on both wings comfortably

– likes to dribble

– vertical player who likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– very good close control, footwork, and dribbling skills in small spaces

– likes to play in an inverted role on the right where he is able to use his skills to beat defenders, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– above-average vision and playmaking ability

– very strong in 1v1 situations and confident of his skills

– possesses electric pace and acceleration/phenomenal motor skills

– player with a ‘quick feet’ who’s incredibly explosive over the first meters

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and close control

– possesses very interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– counter-attacking weapon thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– powerful and confident when dribbling at top speed

– good ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play

– feels very comfortable in contact situations and wins most of the physical duels

– avoids using his weaker right foot

– tenacious and forceful in 1v1 defensive duels

– good reaction to the loss of the ball with a good aggressive attitude and good recovery of his position

Minteh receives the ball after a good counter-attacking move and scores with a superb first touch finish.
Minteh cuts inside, gets past his opponent thanks to his electric pace, enters the penalty area, and tries to surprise the goalkeeper with a clever finish but his shot goes wide.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 19 November 2022):

Superligaen 2022/2023 (ongoing): 7 games/2 goals (Odense)

Description:

Yankuba Minteh is considered to be one of the most talented Gambian players in the 21st century. He moved to the Danish side Odense BK from Steve Biko FC in the summer of 2022. He made an instant impact for the U-19 side and was given a chance to debut for the first team on 10 September 2022 in a league fixture against FC Copenhagen in which he scored the winning goal just three minutes after coming on. He has been one of Superligaen’s biggest revelations this season – he scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in 7 league games so far.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8,5/10 

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

Playmaker

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