Door opened for Mayambela's return


Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Lehlohonolo Seema has opened the door to a return for former midfielder Mark Mayambela.

The exciting winger is currently without a team after parting ways with Cape Town City and has been showing his charitable and spiritual side during lockdown.

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According to local media reports, the 32-year-old former Siwelele crowd favourite wants to finish his career in Bloemfontein before he decides to retire.

Mayambela's first professional contract was with Celtic in 2007, before he moved to Orlando Pirates and became a true star in 2010. He has also played for Chippa United, Ajax Cape Town, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Djurgadens.

"It depends on the team we have at that moment, if the position is there," Seema tells regarding the possibility of signing 'Professor' again.

"It's not about making him play where he enjoys, we are also making a team, we are running a team here, so if the position is there and there is a need or space for him in that position, then why not?

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"But for now I cannot [sign him] because we are happy with the team that we have. At the moment the team that we have is in position nine. We are in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, we are not looking.

"So only after the season is finished then we can check, then we can take a look at the people we think can help us."

Seema says that does not mean the door is completely closed for Mayambela at Celtic as he would love to work with him if he happens to get an opportunity.

"He is a good player, but we have players that are playing. He can come and once he's here then whatever he has, we will work on it. We will improve it so that he can help the team," Seema explains.

"The fact that he has played for some teams in the premier league and even overseas shows that he is a good player."

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