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.
Twitter 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.
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!”
PA:Empics Sport The 26-year-old defender started his career at Charlton Athletic – but failed to make a single first-team appearance for them
PA:Empics Sport 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.