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.
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.
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!”
“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.
“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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