Mayambela: Nothing has changed

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Ajax Cape Town attacker Mark Mayambela is enjoying his football – and it shows.

The 29-year-old has established himself as an integral member of Stanley Menzo’s squad, scoring the decisive goal in a 1-0 win over Highlands Park last Wednesday.

Mayambela has been in superb form this season, notably winning three man-of-the-match awards in succession late last year – adding another to his collection following victory over the Lions of the North.

The former Orlando Pirates man put in another superb shift during the 1-1 stalemate against Golden Arrows in KwaMashu, but is adamant he hasn’t changed his approach – he is just taking his opportunity with both hands.

“Nothing has changed. Football is a game of opportunities and when you get that opportunity you’ve got to use it to the best of your abilities,” Mayambela told KickOff.com in an exclusive interview.

“I love playing football, it helps me put bread on the table, and of course I’m happy that I’m getting some game-time and I’m trying to help the team win.

“Also as a senior player, it is expected from you to do that [be more responsible] on and off the field, but everything is going on so well and I’m grateful that everything around me is working for me.

“Against Arrows, I don’t know about deserving [victory] but I think we got a lot of chances and congratulations to the keeper [Gumede] – he made a lot of blind saves and he helped the team to at least get a draw.

“I think we were unlucky not to score in the end, even though my goal was a legitimate goal, but it’s nice that we are getting those [scoring] chances,” the wing-wizard concluded.

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