- A 7-year-old has become a social media sensation with his antics in the Cape Town City changing room
- He leads the team in their pre-match songs and has been adopted by the team as its unofficial mascot
- He love PSL more than anything else and never misses a home match regardless of which day of the week it is
A seven-year-old has become a social media sensation for his antics on and off the field when Cape Town City play. Mateo Manousakis is the cons of Citizens assistant coach Vasili Manousakis.
His dad says that Mateo has been obsessed with the Premier Soccer League for years and is completely unaware of the attention he has generated.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mateo has been filmed in City's changing room before matches where he leads the team in their pre-match songs. The little white boy knows all the words and dance moves, he has immersed himself in the team's culture, language and knows all their songs according to sowetanlive.co.za.
His participation in the singing has become something of a standard and when he is at the matches the team wait for him to arrive before singing.
Mateo is completely oblivious that he is being filmed and everything comes from the heart when he is aware that he is on camera he becomes quiet and withdrawn.
He knows the players names and even has favourites in others teams across the country. He religiously attends home games, even during the week a price he gladly pays for a difficult day at school.
The team really appreciates the special atmosphere Mateo creates, he just casually walks into the change room and starts singing with the players.
When he first started, he'd sneak in and the team ignored him saying that he is just a "harmless kid" but his determination to be part of the team earned him a special place as their mascot. He eventually started running onto the field with players before the game.
He's joined his local club in Durbanville and knew exactly which boots he wanted. The asked for Nike boots like (City players) Ayanda Patosi and Thabo Nodada. He is just as fearless on the field as he is in the Cape Town City changing rooms.
He even features on a programme on Youtube where he interacts with the players.
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