News Article  | PSL

From Waiter To PSL, A Dream Come True For Chippa Star

Dream Come True For Chippa United Midfielder

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 25, 2018 12:02 PM

From working as a waiter and dreaming of playing football while serving Mamelodi Sundowns players at one stage, to playing in the PSL – it all happened for one of the Chippa United stars. 

Read: Bucs’ On-Loan Midfielder On Losing His Mother

Linda Mntambo has discussed his journey from humble beginnings to stardom. The midfielder has been influential and consistent with his impressive performances for Teboho Moloi’s team, since his arrival at Chippa from Jomo Cosmos in January.

In a discussion on Soccer Laduma Radio’s Big Interview, Mntambo talks about working as a waiter and serving Mamelodi Sundowns players when he was still dreaming of playing professional football.

The player says he was raised by a single mother, who worked to help him get better schooling. After finishing Grade 12 in 2006, he wanted to help out in the family by getting a job.  

“In 2007, that’s when I applied for a job at Emperor’s Palace as a waiter. And in that year, Mamelodi Sundowns had won the Absa Premiership and I happened to be a waiter for the event. 

Read: Injury Blow For Bucs Striker, Faces Long Spell Out 

“I could not stop dreaming, and I told myself that one day I want to see myself playing in the PSL,” confirms Mntambo.  

The player’s former boss and coach at Cosmos, Jomo Sono, has been recently quoted as saying the 28-year-old is the best midfielder in South Africa.      

Listen, download or share Linda's full interview here.  


Related Articles


MADSPURS Joined: 04 May 2016
No badges available
MADSPURS Feb 25, 2018 06:24 PM
atlijozi Joined: 15 Feb 2013
No badges available
atlijozi Feb 25, 2018 03:30 PM
He's allready old @ dat age..
Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
No badges available
Matayitayi Feb 25, 2018 03:04 PM
Figo must join Downs next year, He is the missing this talent very much
roger-fetumba Joined: 12 Nov 2013
No badges available
roger-fetumba Feb 25, 2018 03:02 PM
Waiting for this boring game
Skeem Sa HDK Joined: 10 Dec 2017
No badges available
Skeem Sa HDK Feb 25, 2018 02:54 PM
@The Ghost himself : that's what I was digesting as I was reading but then again I remember that even myself I passed Standard 10 @ 15 years 4 months , so why not other person can achieve that @ 16 years!
The Ghost himself Joined: 24 Aug 2016
No badges available
The Ghost himself Feb 25, 2018 02:47 PM
Wait a minute...... he is 28 and he passed his matrix in 2006, he was 16 at the time... woow
clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
No badges available
clemz7 Feb 25, 2018 01:58 PM
Munangwangwa Joined: 25 Nov 2017
No badges available
Munangwangwa Feb 25, 2018 01:10 PM
Jomo is right.. I also think figo is the best midfielder in the country right now
SiyaSawulisi Joined: 25 Feb 2018
No badges available
SiyaSawulisi Feb 25, 2018 12:24 PM
Dream can come true indeed

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed