Former Orlando Pirates fan favourite Mark Mayambela looks set to sign a contract with Djurgardens IF after impressing whilst on trial at the Swedish Allsvenkan club.
Mayambela was one of the stars of the Swedish club’s midfield as they beat Finnish club Marienhamn 7-0 in a friendly on Saturday, and was involved in the build-ups of a number of the goals.
Djurgarden's sporting director Bosse Andersson, who has contacts in South Africa, has had his eye on Mayambela for several years and while he wouldn’t confirm how far the negotiations were, Swedish media reports that the contract is almost done.
Andersson told Sport Bladet after the game, “I think everyone knows that made an impression both on and off the field . There is always one step from training to matches, so it was pleasing to see him today. I think he showed qualities that we might find useful.”
Their coach Pelle Olsson told the club’s website that Mayambela and Haris Radetinac had been “joys” on the wing.