John Keister (born Manchester, played for Sierra Leone. 11 November 1970. is a former football (soccer) player currently managing in Sierra Leone. Although born in England he has gained international caps for Sierra Leone.
Keister started his career at Sierra Leone side Tigres in 1992 before moving to England in 1993. Since living in England he has played for Walsall, Chester City, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage Borough, Margate and Dover Athletic where he was captain before returning to previous club Margate on a free transfer in September 2009. However in January 2010 he was suspended from all his contract duties for a period of 14 days whilst his club investigated allegations against him of misconduct.
Whilst playing for non-league club Margate he gained 2 international caps for Sierra Leone, he played in two World Cup qualifying games against Nigeria and Morocco, making him the first player from the club to receive international recognition whilst playing for them.
Keister was player/assistant manager at the club but left in February 2011, and is now head coach of FC Johansen.