Who Is Isabel Akanji? Mother Of Manuel Akanji

by Manisha Fri May 19 2023 Updated On Sun Jun 11 2023
Who Is Isabel Akanji? Mother Of Manuel Akanji

Isabel Akanji Is the mother of Swiss football player Manuel Akanji who plays a defender for the Premier League club Manchester City and the national team of Switzerland

She is Swiss by origin. She got married to Abimbola Akanji, who is Nigerian.

They are parents to three kids, a son, and two daughters. She is a former tennis player. 

Isabel Akanji with her husband.
Isabel Akanji with her husband. Source: Instagram

Is Manuel Dating Anyone?

Manuel is not dating anyone, as he is happily married to Melanie Akanji

He met his wife in 2015. They kept their relationship far away from the media and the public eye. 

They were committed to their relationship right from the beginning. 

Melanie went to the US for further studies, and they were in a long-distance relationship for a while.  

In 2018, Manuel finally proposed to her. They exchanged their wedding vows in a lavish Jewish wedding in 2019.

A year later, they welcomed their first baby together. They share two kids. 

Family of Manuel Akanji.
Family of Manuel Akanji. Source: Instagram


Her son Manuel is 28 years old

Net Worth

Her son Manuel's net worth is estimated to be $5 million. 

Children of Isabel Akanji.
Children of Isabel Akanji. Source: Instagram

Manuel Is Math Prodigy

Manuel is excellent at mental arithmetic. He shared that when he was a kid, his teacher used to make competitions in math, like calculating. 

At that time, he realized that he was good at it as he used to make it to finals in those competitions and win most of the time. 

He is very good at multiplication. In an interview, he was asked about complex expansion and he solved it briefly. 

Manuel Talked About Scoring Goal For Manchester City

Manuel scored his first-ever goal for Manchester City on May 17, 2023. He scored a plan with a header deflected by Eder Militao

In a post-interview, he said he was elated to score his first goal, especially in the Champion League.

Before the free kick, he saw an empty space and thought it would be a good position for him. 

Manuel Talked About Being Manchester City Player

Manuel signed a contract with Premier League Champions Manchester City in 2022

In his first interview, he said he was happy and proud to be part of the club. 

He said that he had no second thoughts when he learned that the club was interested in signing him. 

He shared that his mom and dad are proud. He added he was in the club to prove himself as he was well aware of the quality of players the team had. 

He added he liked the play style of the team and he is a perfect fit for the team as he has more than defensive skills to show. 

He said he watched many Premier games to understand Manchester City games. 

He said he hadn’t seen all the club facility, but he saw pitches, and he loved it. 

He looked forward to training and working under Pep Guardiola and his teammates. 

He said Premier League is more challenging than Bundesliga, but he is ready to adapt to it and the new teammates. 

Manuel Shared His Thoughts About Erling Haaland 

Manuel had played alongside him and against Haaland. He is a good friend of his. 

He said he is physically strong, fat, and has good technical skills, so it becomes difficult to handle such players while playing. 

He added when he runs behind him, he can run with him, but it is tough to match his speed.

He said that Haaland was the one who texted him when he said that he was interested in joining City.

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