Mayambela preparing for life after football


Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Mark Mayambela is preparing for life after football by gaining his coaching qualifications as his playing career draws to a close.

Mayambela finds himself currently without a team after parting ways with Cape Umoya United last season.

'Prof' as Mayambela is affectionately known trained with Swallows FC at the beginning of the season but could not agree to terms on a permanent deal.

The 34-year-old is back home in Cape Town where he is currently focused on acquiring his coaching qualifications.

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"I am back home here in Cape Town and started preparing for life after playing football," Mayambela tells KickOff.

"I am currently busy with my coaching qualifications. I completed the Caf C License and am currently busy with my EUFA B License and other coaching short courses.

"I have not yet decided if I will continue playing football or not, for now, I am busy focused on my coaching qualifications.

"I am learning a lot and started to understand the game better than I was before.

"I am currently enjoying what I am doing and my focus is on that at the moment,” he added.

Mayambela has also featured for Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United in a decorated career.

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