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Mayambela On Cusp Of Historic Title And UCL

Bafana Bafana winger Mihlali Mayambela is on the verge of achieving history with Aris Limassol in the Cyta Championship this season.

With two matches remaining, his side sits at the summit of the Championship play-offs one point ahead of 28-time league champions APOEL, who they face next on Sunday and end of their season against fourth-placed Pafos next week.

Should they manage to secure positive results in both games, it will secure their first-ever top-flight title in the club’s history and qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season.

From the 30 games this season, Aris, spearheaded by former Ukraine national team superstar Aleksandr Kokorin has defied all expectations as he leads the scoring charts with 11 goals from 20 starts.

Mayambela has been the most-used player in their attack this season with the 26-year-old featuring 25 times, with three goals and three assists to his name.

Having spent seven years abroad since leaving Cape Town All Stars, a first major title could be on its way in a memorable season that’s seen him break into the senior national team and net the vital goal to secure Bafana their qualification to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.