‘Home is where the heart is’, that’s the phrase that befits Mark Mayambela’s heartfelt desire to return to Bloemfontein Celtic, a team he calls home.
The much-travelled skillful midfielder is without a club since he parted ways with Cape Town City a few months ago. At Celtic, it’s where Mayambela burst into professional scene as a young star back in 2007 before joining Orlando Pirates three years later.
With the ‘Buccaneers’, he won two double trembles in 2010 and 2011. At 32 years of age, Professor, told FARPost that he wants to “dance” for the ‘Siwelele’ faithfuls one more time before he calls it quit.
“They [Celtic] gave me a chance in professional ranks, and they gave me a nickname,” said Mayambela in an interview with FARPost.
“They loved and supported me even when I came back in Bloemfontein, playing for other teams. Celtic will always be my home, they hold a special place in my heart,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mayambela and Bafana Bafana international, Ayanda Patosi, donated food parcels to needy communities around Cape Town under the auspices of Mayambela Foundation earlier in the week.
Like many clubless players, prolonged national lockdown means more months without an income for Mayambela.
“I’m not in a hurry to find a team. If it happens that I play again, it will happen. If not, I will accept it.
“Everything is in God’s plan. What’s important for me now is to help our people. These are the same people who fill up stadiums to watch us play. We need to come through for them,” concluded Mayambela.
By Innocent Ngwenya