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Yado Mambo given No 5 shirt after signing for non-League Wealdstone

Mambo Number 5 was of course a massive hit song in the 1990s for Lou Bega and it will be ringing out from the stands next season

Football fans’ dreams have come true after defender Yado Mambo signed for Wealdstone – and was handed the No 5 shirt.

The player has come out of retirement to put pen to paper for the National League Two South side – but more importantly it means a number one hit can boom out from the stands.

Yado Mambo has signed for Wealdstone and will wear the No 5 shirt - providing joy for all footie fans up and down the land

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Yado Mambo has signed for Wealdstone and will wear the No 5 shirt – providing joy for all footie fans up and down the land

Last season while playing for Ebbsfleet, there were calls for the 26-year-old to be given the No 5 in reference to the chart-topping 1990s song Mambo Number 5, by Lou Bega.


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But unfortunately that number was already taken by fellow centre-half Dave Winfield, and the club were forced to photoshop a version to pacify the masses.

But his new club Wealdstone have caved into pressure – and provided one of this summer’s heartwarming stories to boot.

Mambo’s new manager Bobby Wilkinson told the National League website: “We’ve decided to do it!”

The 26-year-old defender started his career at Charlton Athletic - but failed to make a single first-team appearance for them

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The 26-year-old defender started his career at Charlton Athletic – but failed to make a single first-team appearance for them

AFC Wimbledon were another club Yado Mambo spent time on loan with - but he didn't last long there

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AFC Wimbledon were another club Yado Mambo spent time on loan with – but he didn’t last long there

“We all saw the stories last season so we’re going to make it happen.

“It’s a great signing for this club and I think his experience could be crucial to us.

Ebbsfleet have given Mambo the No 5 shirt

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Last season Ebbsfleet released this Photo-shopped image of a Mambo No 5 shirt

“We’ve been pleased with the signings we have made and the players we have added will all bring different qualities to the club.”

Mambo started his career at Charlton, but failed to make a first-team appearance with the Addicks.

He then flitted around non-league, including a spell with AFC Wimbledon, and played 14 times for Ebbsfleet last season before joining Wealdstone.


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