- Ivory Coast
- Current Team
- Philadelphia Lone Star FC
Coach Neewilli Saie has always loved soccer. He graduated from Overbrook High School where he was a four-year varsity athlete at Overbrook High School in soccer and track.
He then attended Neumann University where he graduated in 2012 with a major in Biology and double minor in Chemistry and Natural Science. While at Neumann University, Saie played on te soccer squad for two seasons.
Saie started his coaching career as a player-coach with Intare FC in 2012 and he was then elevated to the head coach position in 2013.
Saie then joined Junior Lone Star FC in 2014 as the U20 team head coach. He was later promoted as the U23 team head coach in late 2015. During the 2016 season, he led the U23s to the Semi-Finals of both the Diaspora World Cup League as well as USASA Region I U23 Tournament.
Coaching style: disciplinarian and educator. Loves to promote cohesion within the team and promote a family atmosphere. Tactical: play possession football and play as a team.
Due to his exploit at the U23 level, he was later promoted to serve as Assistant Coach of the First Team during the latter part of the 2016 season and he assisted the First Team in finishing third in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)’s Keystone Conference and also winning the double championships in the East PA Open Cup and Amateur Cup as well as qualifying for the third qualifying round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifiers.
Coach Will was later promoted as Co-Head Coach of the First Team for the 2017 season after Coach Bobby stepped down.