Manny Panther

Manny Panther

Born 11 May 1984 (Age 24 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #304)

Total appearances 3

(3 League)


20 September 2008 (Home Burton Albion)

Final game:

12 October 2008 (Home Torquay United)

24 year old Scot Emmanuel Ugochukwa Ezenwa Panther, better known as “Manny”, started his career at St Johnstone, later moving to Partick Thistle, where he had a brief loan spell with Brechin City. In May 2005, the midfielder moved south of the border, signing for York City where he became team captain, making over 100 appearances. The midfielder moved to newly promoted Exeter City on a free transfer in May 2008 but struggled to gain first team football, making only two substitute appearances before arriving at Diamonds on a one month loan deal on 18 September 2008. After being shown a red card in his first game, against Burton Albion, he served a three match ban before returning to play against Grays Athletic, but in the next game against Torquay United he was shown another red card which meant a four game ban beyond the end of the loan period.


He returned to Exeter City and on 17 August 2009, went out on a season long loan to League Two side Morecambe. He was released during the summer, and signed for League Two side Aldershot Town on 8 July 2010. Manny failed to make the starting eleven at the beginning of the 2011/2012 season, and went out on a two month loan deal to Conference side Grimsby Town on 10 November 2011. After returning to Aldershot Town, he was released by them on 29 March 2012. After an unsuccesful trial with League Two side Chesterfield, Manny joined Conference side Kidderminster Harriers on 31 August 2012. He made just two substitute appearances before his contract was cancelled on 6 December 2012, and he retired from the game to concentrate on his business venture.


2008/2009 – squad number 16



Burton Albion(H)



Grays Ath (H)



Torquay Utd (H)


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