Eto’o: Manyama is an incredible player

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Manyama has had a tough time since joining the Turkish outfit in September last year, managing just seven league appearances in the first half of the campaign.

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He showed plenty of promise in the early stages of the Turkish Cup, scoring a brace and bagging an assist in Konyaspor’s opening round 3-0 win, before things only went downhill from there as he failed to find the back of the net again.

His chances of game-time further diminished upon the arrival of Eto’o, who left Super Lig rivals Atalyaspor at the end of January, thus prompting speculation of a possible transfer for the reigning PSL Footballer of the Season.

However, the 37-year-old Eto'o, who enjoyed successful spells at FC Barcelona and Inter Milan during his prime, has given his approval of the former Absa Premiership top goal scorer.

“He [Manyama] is an incredible, incredible player,” said Eto’o from Lusaka, where he was attending the recent Castle Africa 5’s finals, which South Africa won.

“He didn’t get much chance to play last season, but I wish him the best for next season because I believe he is a very good player.”

Asked how Manyama could get more minutes on the pitch, the three-time UEFA Champions League winner simply advised that more goals are needed.

“To score more and a lot of goals. He’s a very good player,” he concluded.