In the recent transfer window SA winger Mihlali Mayambela made his loan move from Swedish side Djurgaden IF to Portuguese second tier club SC Farense permanent.
This was after the winger had a great season in Portugal and he’s looking to develop to be amongst Mzansi’s finest exports abroad.
FARPost.co.za caught up with the attacker to find out why he switched Sweden for Portugal and how is he progressing so far.
Farense is currently in the top three in the League and Mayambela, who’s Mark’s younger brother, explained why the club has been doing well.
“Everything is new at the club from the technical staff to the players, but the coach is the one who helps us to become better. He spends a lot of his time trying to get the best out of us so everything has been great since the first day here,” said Mayambela.
Asked about their ambitions as a club this season, the winger did not mince his words saying, “Of cause this season we are aiming high, everyone at the club is determined to finish high so the whole team and individually, we are aiming to have a stable season to give ourselves a chance of gaining promotion.”
Mayambela already has two goals this season and also shared why he opted to stay put in Portugal when he had offers from all over the world.
“I had offers yes but sometimes you have to think through and be careful about chopping and changing places and clubs so I felt that personally I was not 100% ready to jump to the top division because when I take the next step I want to stay there and play there for a long time instead of going there and sit on the bench or not play at all because sometimes these things need you to adapt and stuff.
“I have been happy in Farense. The club trusts me and I trust them too so it was not that difficult to decide about my future here. I’m focusing on doing well for the team and myself this season.”
FARPost will be keeping tabs on any developments regarding Mayambela’s progress.