After being selected to play for Wanderers
Currently playing for NPL1 Club Canterbury Bankstown FC, Mansour was quietly hopeful of his selection having just returned from Madrid, Spain, after winning a four-week scholarship there to train and play.
Mansour also played for the NSW Thunder team in Futsal in January, with the all-round young sportsman saying that he was also good at school.
“I am very excited to be selected for the Wanderers as I have been a fan since I was a little kid,” he said, adding that he hoped to turn professional in a few years.
“I’m very happy that Khodar made it in too as he is talented and a great mate.
“I’m looking forward to the end of the season when I’ll do some training and then make a fresh start with the Wanderers in January.”
Dad Joe said Mansour and Khodar’s coach Joe Diles and assistant coach Lakis Notaras both deserved congratulations.
“They have done a great job, mentoring the boys both physically and mentally,” he said, adding that the family was thrilled for Mansour especially his soccer-loving brothers Mohamed, 16, and Karim, 12.
“Even in their down time, you’ll find the three of them kicking around a ball 95 per cent of the time; I used to play but soccer it was no where near as big then as now and I’m very happy for my boys since you can go far.”