Mayambela believes in himself
Mark Mayambela (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Following his trial period with the Swedish side, Djurgardens IF, former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Mark Mayambela believes his chances of signing with the club are good.
The Cape Town-born player flew to Sweden last week for trials following his short spell with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) rookies, Mpumalanga Black Aces.
When asked by Sport24
if he thinks his style of play will fit at the Swedish club, the “Professor” said he is confident things will work out.
“I think football is a universal language but people use different tones and accents,” said Mayambela.
“For me there’s no major difference. Football this side is more direct and tactical with limited touches on the ball and with high intensity playing and pressure game which is partly the same in SA.
“I don’t believe in this thing of a player's ‘style of play’ because football is the same everywhere, but depends on the way the coaches want us to play.”
Prior to his move to Black Aces, Mayambela did not enjoy his football with the Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates, despite helping them win the back-to-back treble in 2011and 2012, but the 26-year-old is optimistic that his move to Europe will flourish.
“I wouldn’t have come here if I knew I had limited chances of signing.
“I believe in myself and my ability, given a chance I will do well.”
Sweden is a great country, I believe that a lot of South Africans, or let me say African players can get a lot of European experience here but from my side things are OK but it’s so cold, other than that things are OK,” he added.
It remains to be seen if the South African fan favourite will grab his desired European move in the current transfer window period.