Haji Mnoga

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Haji Mnoga
Personal information
Full name Haji Mnoga
Date of birth (2002-04-16) 16 April 2002 (age 16)[1]
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 36
Youth career
Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Portsmouth 0 (0)
National team
2019– England U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:47, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:26, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Haji Mnoga (born 16 April 2002) is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as either a centre-back or a right-back.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Portsmouth, to a Tanzanian father and English mother, Mnoga went to School at Trafalgar School, Portsmouth.[1]. His father also played football and represented Zanzibar under 17.

International career[edit]

Haji is eligible to represent both England and Tanzania at international level. Mnoga made his England U17 debut on 10 February 2019, coming on at half-time against Hungary U17 in a 4-1 penalty friendly win. [2]

Club career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

Mnoga progressed through Portsmouth's youth categories. He has been at the club since 2008. He was offered a two-year scholarship contract on 28 June 2018.[3]

Mnoga made his professional debut on 9 October 2018, starting in a 1–0 EFL Trophy away win against Crawley Town.[4] At the age of 16 years, five months and 24 days, he became the second-youngest player to debut for the club in their post-war history, only behind fellow Academy teammate Joe Hancott.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 January 2019[5]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2018–19 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Career total 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0

Honours[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mnoga praise – but Portsmouth youngster told to grasp big chance". The News. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth defender makes debut for England under-17s". Portsmouth News. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Blues Sign Eight New Apprentices". Portsmouth FC. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Crawley 0 Pompey 1". Portsmouth F.C. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ Haji Mnoga at Soccerway. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

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