Djurgardens IF have confirmed that Mihlali Mabhuti Mayambela is on a long term contract with the club.
The 19-year-old left South Africa on the weekend to be with Djurgardens in the Swedish Allsvenskan, as reported by the Siya crew.
The Swedish outfit confirmed that the midfielder is on a four-year contract with them.
“First it was his older brother Mark here and played for the Blue Stripes in the season 2014, and now it is Mihlali Mabhuti Mayambela’s turn. The fleet-footed winger left a good impression at Djurgardens during the test game last summer. The club has signed him on a four-year contract (Translated and Edited),” Djurgardens said on their official website.
Djurgardens sporting director, Bosse Andersson, says he has been following Mayambela’s progress at Cape Town All Stars in the NFD.
“He made a very good impression when he was here with us and we have a good knowledge of him there. Pelle Olsson (Djurgardens coach) has been positive in his reviews around their recruit. Last autumn we held discussions with All Stars but we had trouble getting along then. We had a view of the transition could take place in the summer but we are doing it now rather than after a good discussion between the two clubs.
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“So Mabhuti has come up to Stockholm on Sunday to sign a four-year contract and will connect to Djurgarden and training with the team on Monday. We feel that we have good quality in our squad but here we have a young player who will be a long-term solution for us. But he has all the qualities that makes him even now can participate and compete for a starting place(Translated and Edited),” Andersson told the club’s official website.