One of the “new breed” of younger players recruited to the white army in ’07 – the one they call “Mani” marked his first appearance with a goal against Sacred Heart. With his lightning pace & sound touch – it shouldn’t be long before he adds to his scoring tally.

Injecting some more international flair into a squad that already draws influence from Europe, South America, Africa & Asia – Mani’s football mentors hail mostly from the mighty EPL. Man Utd’s Paul Scholes & Christiano Ronaldo top his list of favourite players.

Like most of the overseas/interstate imports, Mani has no time or interest in trying to understand AFL.

Having established himself in the B’s midfield, Mani is intent on making his mark for his first (and only) club – the mighty Whites!

Dave talks to Mani:
Your age?
I’m 20 years young

Your age when you started playing football?
One of my earliest memories is kicking a ball

Likes include Manchester United, documentaries and brunettes. Dislikes include AFL, injuries and the feeling you get after eating at McDonalds.

Right or left foot?
Definitely right footed except for the odd shot here and there

Your mantra?
“If there is no way, then we shall make a way!” Hannibal–218 B.C.

Previous clubs?
None! It’s hard to believe I know.

Favourite Position?
Winger or central midfield

Favourite players?
Paul Scholes is a fantastic player, Cristiano Ronaldo is great to watch and Xabi Alonso is a complete midfielder. Among the whites, Chopper’s fitness and work rate are inspiring.

Whites Highlight?
My first and to date only goal for the club away to Sacred Heart.

I’m small, I’m quick, I’ll make you look a …