Sapol Mani

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Sapol Mani
Personal information
Full name Sapol Mani
Date of birth (1991-06-05) 5 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dacia Chișinău
Youth career
2004–2006 Maranatha FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Maranatha FC - (-)
2007–2011 Al-Ittihad SCSC - (-)
2012–2013 CA Batna 32 (1)
2015– Dacia Chișinău 11 (0)
National team
2006-2007 Togo U-17 6 (1)
2008- Togo 13 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:55, 24 March 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Sapol Mani (Arabic: سابول ماني‎‎) (born June 5, 1991 in Lomé) is a Togolese football Midfielder currently playing for FC Dacia Chișinău in the Moldovan National Division.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In 2007 Mani was voted by the English magazine World Soccer as the 30th "Most Exciting Teen Footballer" in 2007.[1]

Sapol began his career in the youth from Maranatha FC,[2] before in 2007 transferred to Maranatha F.C. an Fiokpo based club, here played two years before sold to Al-Ittihad from Tripoli.[3] 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.[4] On January 2, 2012, Mani signed for Algerian club CA Batna.[5] On January 28, 2012, he made his debut for the club as a starter in a league game against MC Saïda, .[6]

In April 2015, after nearly two years without a club, Mani signed for FC Dacia Chișinău in the Moldovan National Division, on a two-year contract taking affect from May 2015.[7]

International[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.[8]

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 Swaziland.

Mani was a victim of a serious car accident on November 14, 2009 in Togo. [4]

Background[edit]

His agent is the Togolese, Orobiyi Hugues Rhodes.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Togo
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
2010 5 2
2011 1 0
2012 3 0
2013 2 0
Total 13 2

Statistics accurate as of match played 14 June 2013[9]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 July 2010 Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya, N'Djamena, Chad  Chad 1-1 2-2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 10 October 2010 Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo  Tunisia 1-1 1-2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Ittihad SCSC

Individual[edit]

  • Togolese Young Player of the Year 2007
  • Libyan Premier League Young Player of The Year 2007-08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 Most Exciting Teen Footballers (2007)". http://soccerlens.com/. Soccerlens. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Mani Sapol at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=3&i=5279
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ "Afrique Le Togolais Sapol Mani rejoint le FC Dacia en Moldavie". http://www.africatopsports.com/ (in French). Africatopsports. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ Togo U-17 Squad (Player No. 5) - Fifa.com
  9. ^ "Sapol Mani". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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