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May Mahlangu extends stay with Helsingborgs IF

Posted: 22 June 2011 Time: 07:50

Fans of Swedish club Helsingborgs IF are delighted after May Mahlangu extended his contract with the club. 

The product of the Stars of Africa Academy has had a fairy tale rise to stardom having only played in the Vodacom League prior to moving to Europe.   He made his debut for Helsingborgs in August 2009 on the back of signing a three-year deal with the club and though his contract was only due to expire in July 2012, the midfielder has penned a new two-year extension that will now see his contract expire in December 2013.   "I have just signed for two more years and now my contract will expire in December 2013," Mahlangu confirms to   Helsingborgs sporting director Jesper Jansson says: "We are extremely pleased that May will stay with us. He is a very good football player who we will greatly benefit the team in the future."   Mahlangu started out at Osters IF in Sweden's Third Division, where he played alongside Jabu Mahlangu before moving to Helsingborgs, after he impressed the latter club in a friendly match.   To say the Helsingborgs fans are happy with Mahlangu's decision to commit to their club would perhaps be an understatement, judging by the messages they have been posting on the 22-year-old's Facebook page.   Per Olof Bergsten says, "Great news, May! Made my day!" and Jimmy Mogrip adding that, "Thank YOU! for signing a new contract. We´re gonna need you when we travel out to Europe for Europe League! The fans are very grateful for this!"   Another fan, Jonas Wendrup says Helsingborgs fans are looking forward to watching the Secunda-born Mahlangu continue to turn out for the club.   "Thank you for giving us a chance to see more of you in the most beautiful club colours!"   One of the reasons Mahlangu is revered at the club is the fact that he helped Helsingborgs to a 1-0 victory over Hammarby in the Swedish Cup Final in November last year, which was Mahlangu's first career piece of silverware.   He has so far made 38 appearances and scored four goals for the Swedes. 

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:14 am
Why is the Poor Boy Not Given a Chance #International Level
posted: 08:16 am
That boy ***MmmmmM*** I wish our coachz from Bafana and under23 culd do their job. I watch Sweedish league on my africa sport channel, I blv he's far better player than what we hv in the midleflder for both Bafana nd u23. He's sin is dat he never play for the so called big teams of SA football that is why he never get a call up! Neh iqiniso liyababa.
posted: 08:58 am
Ngowekosini lomswa lo.ingwe uyibamba ngomsila.Mahlangu Mmrungwa.
posted: 09:01 am
What a taent, I know him personally very respeting and a soccer loving young lad. Keep it up boy your turn and Dolezar will come no doubt.
posted: 09:48 am
I see him in our 2012 AFCON,23 man squad.Well dome,Just like Ngcongca you'll get your chance and sement your plays in the BB Team.
posted: 09:56 am
Pitso wil nt cal him,thr ar othr plyrz tht hv done well in other european smaller leagues bt thy r repeatedly ignored by Bafana coaches.
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