Mayambela makes Portuguese switch

The 21-year-old, who has been on the books of top-tier club Djurgarden since 2016, spent last year on loan at Second Division side Degerfors, netting seven goals in 29 league games, before being sent out on loan once more at the start of the 2018 season, managing two goals in six starts and four substitute appearance at Brage, also in the Swedish second tier.

The forward, who first made the move to Europe from National First Division club Cape Town All Stars, has now put pen to paper in a reported one-year deal with Farense in the Portuguese Segunda Liga.

“Mihlali Mayambela, a 21-year-old South African, offensive midfielder from Djurgarden of the Swedish Premier League, is strengthening our squad ahead of the 2018/19 season. Welcome to Sporting Clube Farense!” read a statement on the club’s website.

Farense won promotion just last month as they finished second to Mafra in the Portuguese Third Division. In their 118-year history, Farense have spent just 23 seasons in Portugal’s topflight, with their highest finish being fifth in the 1994/95 campaign.

Mayambela – the younger brother of Chippa United’s Mark Mayamabela – will hope to make his league debut next month, with Farense set to kick off the season against Famalicao on 12 August.