Mayambela grateful to join Cape Town City

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Mark Mayambela has finally found a new home, having been snapped up by Cape Town City.

The former Chippa United captain had been a free agent since leaving the Chilli Boys at the end of last season and had spent the past few weeks training with Benni McCarthy’s City outfit.

Mayambela was hooked up at the start of the week and made a goal-scoring debut in City’s mid-week 2-1 loss to AmaZulu FC in Durban. The Cape Town born player says he is very pleased to have joined City.

While he was happy to score on his debut, Mayambela says he was not pleased with his overall performance, and especially not helping the team get a result.

Mayambela says he understands the expectations from the club for him, and he hopes to not only perform on the field, but also help guide some of the youngsters at the club.

It has also been quite easy for Mayambela to settle in with City, as a number of City players are former team-mates, and he says there is a lot of quality in the team.

Mayambela and McCarthy were team-mates at Orlando Pirates, and Mayambela says he has always wanted to work with the former Bafana Bafana striker, ever since he became a coach.

Mayambela says he is looking to learn from the technical team and his team-mates.

City will return to action later this month in the Telkom Knockout. The draw for the competition will take place on Wednesday, with last 16 fixtures set to be played between the 19th and 22nd of October. – Report by Rob Delport