Sapol Mani

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Sapol Mani
Personal information
Full name Sapol Mani
Date of birth (1991-06-05) 5 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
CA Batna
Number 10
Youth career
2004-2006 Maranatha FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Maranatha F.C. - (-)
2007-2011 Al-Ittihad - (-)
2012- CA Batna 11 (1)
National team
2006-2007 Togo U-17 6 (1)
2008- Togo 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, May 11, 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:38, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Sapol Mani (Arabic: سابول ماني‎) (born June 5, 1991 in Lomé) is a Togolese football Midfielder currently playing for CA Batna in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.


Sapol began his career in the youth from Maranatha FC,[1] before in 2007 transferred to Maranatha F.C. an Fiokpo based club, here played two years before sold to Al-Ittihad from Tripoli.[2] The Togolese young prodigy is currently overseen by PSG and Monaco, the club Ittihad have already rejected initials offers from both French teams.

On Jan. 3rd 2010, Mani scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Al-Ahli Tripoli, Al-Ittihad's major rivals in the Libyan Premier League.[3] On January 2, 2012, Mani signed for Algerian club CA Batna.[4] On January 28, 2012, he made his debut for the club as a starter in a league game against MC Saïda, .[5]


Mani leads the team since the midfield with great serenity and sobriety. He is known for his excellent vision of the game, the quality of his passes and little waste involved in his game with a flawless technique. He is an excellent free-kick taker. However, his small size can sometimes hinders fights. His style of play has been likened to that of Deco or Iniesta.

International career[edit]

International A at only 16 years, he participated in a tournament with players such Adébayor, Essien and Muntari. He is a genius of dribbling and passing. He played FIFA U17 Worldcup in Korea in 2007.[6]

Mani announced his arrival in Korea with a sharp turn and stunning drive into the bottom corner in Togo’s opener against Costa Rica. This industrious midfielder can make as well as score goals; he gets from box to box, and is as happy breaking up play as he is good at initiating it. Mani had a magnificent tournament. He has played his first game for the Les Eperviers on 11 October 2008 against Swasiland.

Mani was a victim of a serious car accident on November 14, 2009 in Togo. [5]


His agent is the Togolese, Orobiyi Hugues Rhodes.


Mani was voted by the English magazine World Soccer as among the most talented youth players in the world; Mani came no. 30 on the list.[7]


Competitions Played In[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 October 10, 2010 Lome  Tunisia 1-2 Lose 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


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