Register Login Live

The Mayambelas: Scoring, Achieving More & Being Like Benni

Mihlali Mayambela scored his first goal for IK Brage on Monday night as they picked up a 4-2 victory over Gefle, and Mark Mayambela wants his brother to be 100 times better than him.

Read: Double Whammy! Dikwena To Hit Chiefs Again?

Mayambela, who is contracted to Djurgardens in Sweden, joined Brage on loan for the year as they go in search of promotion to the Superettan, and he got off to a great start by scoring on his home debut for the club.

Now, having taken his tally of senior goals to nine, Mihlali is close to topping Mark’s career tally of 11 goals since his Bloemfontein Celtic debut in the 2007/08 season, and the 21-year-old is enjoying his time in Borlänge.

Speaking to the Siya crew, the youngster spoke of his happiness at getting off the mark, saying, “Life’s been good in the team… I’m with good players and (a) great coach who’s very good at his job also, so it’s been good since I came. To score a goal it’s (a) great feeling you know, and especially when the team wins. That means that it counts for the team and me individually, so I’m glad.”

With regards to the weather, Mayambela was playing in icy conditions as he scored yesterday, he said, ”Sweden, it’s crazy! It’s my 3rd season here so I’m used to this, but it was really cold and it can be difficult, but I soldier on.”

Meanwhile, his older brother – who had a good weekend himself as he helped Chippa United to a 3-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs – believes that Mihlali is progressing at just the right pace.

He told the crew, “I’m extremely proud of him. I would love to see him achieving 100 times what I’ve achieved. He is on the right track in his journey, and I by the end I want him to be rated as far as the likes of Benni McCarthy.

“He is making steady progress and we are trusting in the football process. He’s already on his third season in Sweden and he has a lot of mileage in terms of game-time. It was our plan, of course, when he was sent out on loan to get as much game-time and experience so that he can move to the next level.”

Meanwhile, May Mahlangu was also on the scoresheet over the weekend as he helped Dinamo Bucuresti to a 3-1 victory.

 

nextarticle

RADIO: How You Could Train With Chelsea & Earn A Contract With...

2 comments

Top 5

Bucs’ Strikers Through The Years - Why Benni Leads The Pack

13 Apr 18, 2019 05:31 PM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo 30, Messi 34

16 Apr 22, 2019 08:06 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

'I Still Don't Know How Many Points I Have'

150 Apr 23, 2019 05:43 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Middendorp Singles Out Three Chiefs Players For Praise

86 Apr 21, 2019 09:32 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Billiat Latest To Survive Car Accident Scare?

32 Apr 22, 2019 12:47 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Ronaldo 30, Messi 34

16 Apr 22, 2019 08:06 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

10 Chiefs Stars Who Could Win Their First Amakhosi Trophy

52 Apr 21, 2019 08:19 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Middendorp Singles Out Three Chiefs Players For Praise

86 Apr 21, 2019 09:32 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Let The League Go Where It’s Supposed To Go'

182 Apr 17, 2019 10:17 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Messi Names World’s 5 Best Players, Excludes CR7 & Himself

56 Mar 30, 2019 06:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Middendorp Give Chiefs Insight, Names Three Chippa Danger Men

1 Apr 20, 2019 11:53 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Richest Footballers In The World, Past & Present

23 Jan 29, 2019 07:17 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Season’s Best: Top 5 Goalies In The PSL

7 Apr 19, 2019 05:01 PM in PSL