Mambo To Retire From Playing Due To Knee Injury

Ebbsfleet United defender Yado Mambo has been forced to stop playing due to picking up a serious knee injury.

The 26-year-old centre back hurt himself playing for the side against Wrexham and after advice from medical professionals has been told to take early retirement.

Further stress from playing would aggravate the arthritis in his knee and lead to problems in later life so the advice from medical professionals was to take early retirement.

“I’m really, really gutted but there’s nothing I can do. The specialist told me last week when I had my scan and X-ray. It’s one of those things, it’s life and you’ve just got to carry on. I want to say thanks to the Fleet fans for making me feel so at home, not only this season but all three spells I’ve had here," Mambo told FleetOnline.

"I’m just gutted I couldn’t play many more games for them. But it’s not the last time you’ll see my face, I’ll be around the stadium on matchdays, I’ll still be around the club. Ebbsfleet has a big place in my heart. I came through Charlton from a young player but Ebbsfleet is probably my second home.”

Mambo though won't be leaving the club with a new role working with the matchday staff already offered to him which he will start on Boxing Day.

Yado made 46 appearances and scored three goals during three spells with the side and helped raise more than £3,500 for Prostate Cancer UK after his Mambo number 5 shirt went viral.

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