The 18-year-old was a substitute in the second half because the Carthage Eagles defeated the Panthers in Ludes
In Saturday’s international friendly match, the Carthage Eagles beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 1-0, and Manchester United prodigy Hannibal Mejbry completed his long-awaited Tunisian debut.
The 18-year-old midfielder was introduced to Youssef Msakni in the 46th minute as Mondher Kebaier’s team extended their unbeaten record to 12 games in all competitions.
Despite playing for France at the U16 and U17 levels, the teenager decided to be loyal to this African country.
For many teenagers, European countries may be a more attractive option, despite this, Mejbury revealed that his decision on behalf of the Carthage Eagles was not purely for sports purposes.
“I think this is the best decision for me and my family,” he told RMC Sport Manchester Evening News.
“I am very proud of this decision. Tunisia is my country, my parents’ country, so there must be strong accomplices.
“I like this country very much, that’s why I made this decision. I can speak a little Arabic, but it’s not very good. Since I arrived in the UK, it has been lost. I am not afraid.
“The higher the threshold, the more you can improve. It can only help me gain experience. Of course, my father and mother are very happy that I chose Tunisia.
“It’s like a gift to them. But it also makes me happy. I think I made the right choice. If so, we will see in the future. I’m trying to build something, not just Only in sports.”
In the fierce competition at the Lades Olympic Stadium, Naeem Slitty’s efforts at the end of halftime allowed the two sides to part ways.
Unmarked at the edge of the Panthers’ goal area, the Saudi Arabian midfielder played a beautiful ball next to goalkeeper Baggio Ngucia.
With no goals in the final 45 minutes of the game, the veteran Argentine tactician Hector Cooper ended in failure and began his reign as the head coach of the sub-Saharan African team.
After Christian Nsenji-Bimbe was fired, the 65-year-old was appointed on May 13, 2021 to guide them to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
When Tunisia faces Algeria in Lades on Thursday, Mejbre will fight for his second cap.