Absa Premiership

Ajax admin praised for caring

2016-10-03 13:39
Mark Mayambela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town midfielder Mark Mayambela believes the youth players at the club are in a privileged position with a management that genuinely cares about their wellbeing.

Mayambela believes most club administrators do not establish personal relationships with players, especially those from poorer backgrounds.

The 29-year-old, who has been a nomadic footballer for much of his career, felt that he could have done with the support given at the Urban Warriors.

"Having come from teams that don't have such youth structures, we are in a very privileged position," he told KickOff.

"Ajax is a team that is known for producing quality youngsters, and I keep telling the young players that it's up to them to appreciate what the team is doing for them and work hard at training in order to get an opportunity to play.

"There is a lot you can teach a footballer, but if their attitude is not right, he will not learn or understand what is being taught. So I will try instil a good attitude all the time.

"I know life is hard, we all have problems. Lots of footballers are from disadvantaged families and backgrounds, and I think the administrators of football don't look much into that and helping the players, and getting to know them, their families and their problems."

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  psl  |  mark mayambela  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.