Nelson Mandela has signed his first professional contract, agreeing a two-year deal with Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Cameroonian striker – whose full name is Nelson Mandela Mbouhom – began his career in the youth ranks at Barcelona before joining Frankfurt in the 2013-14 season following a spell at Hoffenheim.
He has represented Frankfurt at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 level and a first-team appearance could be on the horizon, having signed a deal at Commerzbank-Arena until 2019.
Mandela, who has been training with the senior side in pre-season, told Frankfurt's official website: "I am very happy to get this opportunity. I feel totally comfortable at Eintracht. I am very proud to be able to be part of the preparations."
Sporting director Bruno Hubner added: "Nelson is a great kid who has been a great success for us in the youth teams and we are very pleased for him to be able to take the next step. He has incredible potential."
NELSON youngster Nelson Mandela Mbouhom (U15-U19) signed a 1st team contract until 2019: "Glad and proud to be part of the team!" July 4, 2017
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