10 Things You Didn’t Know About Emmanuel Mbola

  1. Emmanuel Mbola was born on the 10th of May 1993
  2. He is a Zambian international footballer
  3. Mbola plays for Bnei Sakhnin
  4. He is left-footed and plays primarily at left-back
  5. Mbola began his career 2007 with Zambian club Mining Rangers and in 2008 joined another Zambian club Zanaco
  6. In January 2009 he was scouted by Armenian club Pyunik Yerevan and joined them
  7. He became the first Zambian to feature in the Uefa Champions League, representing his new club in a 0–0 draw v Dinamo Zagreb on 14 July 2009
  8. Although linked in February 2010 with a move to English club Tottenham Hotspur and has been on trial at Arsenal in autumn 2010 he was involved in an ongoing transfer saga over his move to Pyunik Yerevan and a subsequent move to a Congolese club, TP Mazembe
  9. This was resolved in September 2010 when FIFA ruled that the Armenian club had been wrong in arranging for Mbola to sign a professional contract when he was underage, which resulted in FIFA cancelling the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) held by the Armenian club
  10. He signed a one-year loan deal with Portuguese side Porto in February 2012