Mpangi Merikani

Mpangi Merikani (born 4 April 1967) is a retired Zaire international footballer, who played as a goalkeeper.

Mpangi Merikani
Personal information
Full name Mpangi Merikani
Date of birth (1967-04-04) 4 April 1967 (age 55)
Place of birth Kinshasa, DR Congo
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 CS Imana
1985–1993 DC Motema Pembe
1993–1994 Jomo Cosmos
1994 Rabali Blackpool
1995–1997 Real Rovers
1997–1998 Santos
National team
1984–1996 Zaire
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Kinshasa, Merikani began his career with Cercle Sportif Imana and Daring Club Motema Pembe, where he would win consecutive Congolese national championships from 1983 to 1985.[1] He moved to play in South Africa at the age of 25, signing with Jomo Cosmos. He would spend the rest of his playing career in the South African Premier Soccer League, representing Rabali Blackpool,[2] Real Rovers[3] and Santos.[4]

International careerEdit

Merikani played for Zaire at the 1988,[5] 1992[6] and 1996 Africa Cup of Nations finals.[7]

Coaching careerEdit

After he ended his playing career, Merikani became a goalkeeping coach for Jomo Cosmos in 1999.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Menkani is the father of Jonathan Bolingi, who is also a professional footballer.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Okitakatshi crée son école de foot à Johannesbourg" (in French). leopardsfoot.com. 23 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Chiefs trap Rabali" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger Laaste. 24 September 1995. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Rangers settle in at the top". mg.co.za. 5 May 1997.
  4. ^ "The gods smile on Mamelodi Sundowns". dispatch.co.za. 8 May 1998.
  5. ^ Courtney, Barrie & Cazal, Jean-Michel (2 February 2005). "International Matches 1988 - Africa". RSSSF.
  6. ^ Bobrowsky, Josef & Mazet, François (23 September 2002). "African Nations Cup 1992". RSSSF.
  7. ^ Courtney, Barrie (18 March 2002). "African Nations Cup 1996 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF.
  8. ^ "Merikani Mpangi". jomocosmos.co.za. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Transfert: Bope, Bolingi et Luyindama (Mazembe) prêtés au Standard de Liège". Radio Okapi (in French). 1 February 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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