Mihlali Mayambela still waiting on contract talks with Farense


Mihlali Mayambela has provided an update on his future at a time when his contract in Portugal appears set to expire at the end of the season.

Mayambela is currently enjoying his fourth season in Portugal and recently reached the milestone of 50 league appearances for Farense; the club he joined in 2018 following a two-and-a-half-year stint in Sweden.

The 25-year-old has played his way back into contention in Faro following a loan spell at Académica Coimbra during the second half of last season and has already featured 13 times across all competitions for the campaign.

However, his contract with Farense is set to expire at the end of the season and negotiations over a new deal have not yet been opened between the former Djurgårdens winger and the club.

"No talks have been held yet so we will see what happens," Mayambela tells snl24.com/kickoff. "I can only speak of what I know today, not something that might happen tomorrow, because I don’t know if I will be here tomorrow or somewhere else.

"I want to be where I will play football and enjoy doing what I’m doing, whether that is at Farense or somewhere else. So, I will take it day by day and game by game and see what the future holds."

The former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs development product will be allowed to open talks with clubs as early as January when he enters the final six months of his current deal.

This article is adapted from the full interview with Mihlali Mayambela in the December edition of Kick Off Magazine. The latest copy can be purchased online here or in store for R25 and includes more great content on Mayambela's time with Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, as well as his relationship with his older brother, Mark.