Vipers Congolese born striker Manzoki switches nationality

Cesar Manzoki is the current Uganda Premier league top scorer


Vipers SC striker Ceaser Manzoki Lobi has switched his allegiance from his birth country DR Congo to Central African Republic.

Manzoki was named in the 28 man squad of Central African Republic that is meant to play against Tanzania and Sudan in international friendlies this week.

It is understood that Manzoki is one of the five players born away from Central African Republic expected to honor the national team invite.

Born in Kinshasa, Congo, Manzoki hails from a football family. His father Joseph Manzoki was a footballer while his mother Bibiche Osowa was a basketball player.

He played three times for the Congo national team in 2016 during the COSAFA Cup held in Windhoek, Namibia.

The Congolese Maginifico played for AS Dauphin Noir, Union Maniema and AS Vita in his native country before joining Vipers in 2020 on a two year contract.

He subsequently became a key player at Kitende and guided Vipers to a Stanbic Uganda Cup triumph where he emerged as the tournament’s top scorer.

Coached by Spanish-Swiss Raoul Savoy, Central African Republic are captained by Atletico Madrid midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Central African Republic will be vying to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history.

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