Mayambela savours special moment
Posted: 20 March 2018 Time: 18:30
Chippa United’s enterprising midfielder Mark Mayambela enjoyed captaining the team in their 1-0 victory over Free State Stars at the weekend.
With Nigerian skipper James Okwuosa missing through suspension, recently appointed coach Vladislav Heric looked no further than Mayambela, as Chippa defeated Ea Lla Koto at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Saturday.
It was a much needed victory for the Chilli Boys, who had not won a game since January 7 against AmaZulu, and they will now be looking to continue where they left off when they take on Mamelodi Sundowns after the international break on April 4.
“Captaining the team was a great responsibility,” said Mayambela.
“Everyone is happy with the three points. That was our goal because we haven’t been winning for the past five, six games.
“I think the last time we won was our first game of the year against AmaZulu, so we’ve drawing and losing in between. So we needed the win more than anything.”
Chippa finished in the top eight for the first time in 2015/16 under former coach Dan Malesela and are determined to do it again.
The Chilli Boys are currently in ninth place on 30 points in 24 matches.
“We have the capabilities, the talent and the players, especially with the coach. He has brought a lot of tactical mentality in us. I feel it was something we lacked previously sometimes,” the former Orlando Pirates player said.