With the new season around the corner,
Timothy Molobi looks at players who need to clean up their act or kiss their careers goodbye
There are several players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) who did not live up to their potential last season – and if their form does not improve, they could fall by the wayside forever.
The reasons for the poor performances are varied. For some it has been a lack of game time, while for others it’s been a case of missed opportunity due to loss of form, increase in weight or wayward behaviour.
This week Chippa United gave Mark Mayambela a chance to redeem himself and get his career back on track.
The 27-year-old has failed to recapture the form that made him a fan favourite at Bloemfontein Celtic, where he played regularly.
His move to Orlando Pirates in 2010 did not yield the expected results, and he tried his luck at Mpumalanga Black Aces – where he did not play a single game – before making a move to Swedish side Djurgårdens IF. Earlier this year, he returned to South Africa and joined National First Division side Royal Eagles, where he also struggled to make an impact.