Mayambela walks same path as Jesus


Mark Mayambela has revealed when he will return to football after an uplifting spiritual journey to visit the holy sites in Israel with his brother.

The former Orlando Pirates winger parted ways with Cape Town City in January after falling out of favour under coach Jan Olde Riekerink, who replaced his old friend Benni McCarthy.

The Cape Town-born midfielder has taken some off time away from football for a holiday in Israel, where he visited the holy sites including Calvary, Galilee and Jerusalem.

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Mayambela, who is a staunch member of Zion Christian Church, says visiting the places where Jesus Christ set foot will remain one of the most unforgettable experiences of his life.

"I took time off to actually unwind and take time away from football. I have been playing football for the past 13 years and this was my first holiday," Mayambela tells

"It was spiritually uplifting bro that I walked and stood where Jesus walked. It's intriguing."

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The 32-year-old is now planning to go to Portugal with his younger brother Mihlali, who plays for Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv in Israel, for a pre-season training camp in June.

"I am targeting next season to come back," he reveals. "We are going for a pre-season bootcamp with my younger brother in Porto before pre-season starts."

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