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Tunisia unveil Hannibal Mejbri in ceremony after prospect switched his allegiance from France  

Tunisia unveil Hannibal Mejbri in spectacular ceremony after highly rated Manchester United prospect switched his allegiance from France

  • Tunisia have unveiled young midfielder Hannibal Mejbri in spectacular fashion  
  • Mejbri played for France at youth level but has switched allegiance to Tunisia 
  • The 18-year-old has frequently impressed for Manchester United at youth level 

Tunisia have unveiled Hannibal Mejbri in a spectacular ceremony after he switched his international allegiance from France.

The highly regarded Manchester United midfielder previously represented France at Under-16 and Under-17 levels.

However, Mejbri, 18, has now committed to playing for Tunisia and recently received his first senior international call-up for the games against DR Congo, Algeria and Mali. 

Tunisia have unveiled Hannibal Mejbri in spectacular fashion after he switched allegiance

Manchester United midfielder previously played for France U17s but will now play for Tunisia

Manchester United midfielder previously played for France U17s but will now play for Tunisia

Tunisia elected to unveil Mejbri as their player in elaborate fashion.

With a crowd of dignitaries and journalists gathered in attendance in an auditorium, there was a countdown, with dramatic music being played.

After an intense buildup, Mejbri eventually walked out onto the stage against a backdrop of strobe lighting and bursts of flames.

Mejbri was unveiled by Tunisia in a dramatic ceremony that included music and lighting

Mejbri was unveiled by Tunisia in a dramatic ceremony that included music and lighting

The prospect recently made his senior debut for United as a substitute away to Wolves

The prospect recently made his senior debut for United as a substitute away to Wolves

Mejbri made his senior debut for United when he was brought on as a substitute against Wolves in the final Premier League game of the season.

Previously at Monaco, Mejbri signed for United in 2019 and has produced some impressive performances at youth level.

This season, for instance, he won the Denzil Haroun Reserve player of the year award. 

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