Cape Town – Chippa United left-winger Mark Mayambela admits he is truly grateful and overwhelmed by the support he received as he made his way back into the PSL after debuting against Kaizer Chiefs.
Mayambela, who played for Swedish team Djurgardens in the 2014 season, says that the match against Chiefs was motivating and he is glad that Chippa kept their character on the field despite receiving a red card.
United and Amakhosi played to a 0-0 draw at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and the left-winger said that he hopes Chippa will keep in character and improve as the PSL season progresses.
“I am feeling so grateful and overwhelmed with the support I received yesterday. The fans have really been a motivation for me since I came back into the PSL and I am lost for words,” Mayambela told Sport24.
“All I wish is to pay them back by doing well on the field. The supporters really make a player and the team.
“Of course in the game of football it can never be a 100%, there is always room for improvement with every game you know.
“We did really well against Chiefs in my opinion even though we were one man short, we still showed up, and showed a lot of courage as team.
“We just hope to achieve a lot more this season as long as we keep in character.
“I think after we got the red card, no one thought we would come back from that because it’s not easy for a team when a red card is shown you know.
“Chiefs’ also didn’t think we would come back and thought it would be an easy deal for them for the rest of the match.
“We never gave up, we just had to carry on. We managed to contain them even though they tried to cause us a bit of trouble,” Mayambela concluded.