Mihlali ‘excited’ with Lolo’s jersey #21

2016-01-28 06:00
 Mihlali Mayambela PHOTO: kick-off

Mihlali Mayambela PHOTO: kick-off

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Mihlali Mayambela will wear jersey number 21 at Djurgardens IF in honour of the late Ajax Cape Town defender Cecil Lolo.

Lolo, 27, was involved in a fatal car crash in Cape Town on October 25 last year.

Mayambela says Lolo has been a source of inspiration in his career, as has his brother, Mark of SuperSport United.

“Lolo was more than a friend, he was a brother,” Mihlali told KickOff.com.

“He was also good friends with my brother. I looked up to both him and Mark and seeing them playing in topflight football always motivated me to work hard.

“I shed a few tears when I picked the jersey number at Djurgardens.”

Meanwhile, the former Cape Town All Stars midfielder is thrilled to have penned a four-year contract with Djurgardens following a successful trial in Scandinavia.

Mihlali has followed in the footsteps of Mark, who had a short spell with the Swedish side last season.

“I am very excited. It still feels like I am dreaming,” Mihlali says.

“I was here before and I know the environment. It’s very cold and snowy at the moment but I have to adjust. The food is okay and almost the same that we have in South Africa.

“I am at the hotel at the moment and everything is going well so far. I am ready to get to work and prove my worth in the team.”

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