Zanzibar Manager Dubbed Mourinho After Flashing Rivals

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyGolder’s News And Sport

A top-flight Zanzibar manager has pulled down his trousers and thrust his groin at rival supporters after his club’s victory before receiving a six-month ban for the celebration.

The incident occurred at a Zanzibar Premier League match in Miembeni SC’s 1-0 victory over Jang’ombe Boys FC.

The victory led Miembeni boss Mani Gamera to run across the pitch while pounding his chest after the final whistle was blown.


He was spotted pulling down his trousers and thrusting his crotch in the direction of rival fans in the bizarre celebration.

A steward rushed over to get him to dress himself, seemingly worried about the display, but Gamera simply pushed the steward out of the way and continued gesturing at fans.

He then performed the ‘Crawling Beast’ celebration imitating former Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 34, as he moved along the touchline with colleagues and players.

Local media said that Gamera is now referred to as ‘The Mourinho’ of football in Zanzibar after the incident, referring to Jose Mourinho’s most controversial moments.

When confronted over his behaviour he denied doing anything wrong, saying that fans of his previous club were the ones that rejected him.

Gamer later went on to defend his actions saying: “They rejected me by calling me an ape. Today the ape has taken off their clothes. And there’s nothing they can do about it. I’m their husband and I’m their dad.”

His antics reportedly led to a six-month ban from the Zanzibar Premier League and Gamera must pay a sanction of 200 USD (154 GBP).

The ViralTab page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.

Michael Leidig

Looking for enquiries from partners to help our freelance journalism network to grow.