Cameroon International, Betrand Mani has scored his first goal for new club, Cape Town City, in his premier soccer league debut game against Royal AM this Friday , December 30.
The 25-year-old former Colombe of the Dja and Lobo forward, scored the first goal of this encounter that saw his side carry the day in a 2-1 win in Matchday 13 of the league.
Mani, was given the chance to play 75 minutes and his goal came in at the 37th minute of play.
Ruzaigh Gamildien, thé visitor’s forward stroke an equalizer one minutes of regular before the break as the first segment of the game ended on a one all tie.
Both sides held it tight at the back until the 91st minute when Thabo Nodada came off the bench to penetrate the defense compartment of Royal AM and made it goal number two for Cape Town city, separating both teams on a 2-1 score.
Cameroon’s Mani Junior dawn in Jersey number 21 for new club, the center forward was tasked to played the role of 9 with a 4-2-3-1 formation used by coach Eric Tinkler.
The prolific forward joined the South African Premier Soccer League side, Cape Town City in November 2022 on a free transfer.
Highest goal scorer of the Cameroon 2021/22 MTN Elite one championship, Betrand Mani has already began his test in South Africa on good footing.
Before moving to ply his trade in South Africa, Mani finished the 2021/22 football season in Cameroon with 20 goals alongside Enow Adolph Nkembe but was awarded the highest goal scorer during the Cameroon Ballon D’or event. While the latter was recognize to have scored the best goal in the league.
Betrand Mani was part of the 4th placed Intermediate Lions squad that took part at the 2020 African Nations Championship on home soil.
As it stand, Mani’s Cape Town city are 9th on the league table with 16 points.
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