Mambo No.5 gets charity release
Mambo No.5 gets charity release

Like most followers of various football accounts on social media in recent days, not to mention some national print media, Ebbsfleet United hasn’t failed to notice the recent frenzy created by our defender Yado Mambo’s No.5 squad shirt.

Or should we say, lack of a No.5 squad shirt.

It was something we noted six years ago on Yado’s debut but nonetheless, messages have poured in imploring us to swap our squad numbers around so that Mambo and No.5 can be united in perfect musical harmony.

And we have caved in. Well, sort of.

Alas, the No.5 currently belongs to our skipper Dave Winfield and he’s a pretty big chap. Try as we might to wrestle it out of his hands, it would take braver men than us to do that.

Moreover (though somewhat more mundane), squad numbers have been registered with the league since August and a change mid-season isn’t worth us ploughing through the rule book to look for the relevant clause.

So, how can we give the nation what it desires and do some good at the same time? Well, the Mambo furore began as a result of his televised appearance against Leyton Orient and our nominated charity for that game was Prostate Cancer UK.

Therefore, we are auctioning off, via eBay, an exclusive Mambo No.5 home shirt (size XL) and certificate of authenticity with a signed photograph of Yado holding the shirt. We have already had a private submission of £350 before the eBay auction was launched so bidding starts at that figure.

So please, spread the news far and wide on social media and raise some money for Prostate Cancer UK in the meantime. Simply click below to place your bid via eBay…


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