Bishop’s Stortford have strengthened their defence with the addition of centre half Yado Mambo from Margate.

The 25-year-old came through the Charlton Athletic youth scheme, having loan spells at Bishops Stortford FcAFC Wimbledon, Shrewsbury, Welling United, Ebbsfleet United, Eastbourne United Staines Town and Dover Athletic while at The Valley.

He made four cup appearances for the Addicks and played a total of 28 Football League games while on loan before being released in the summer of 2013.

Mambo subsequently went on trial at Colchester United in July 2013 but was not offered a deal after suffering an knee injury during his trial. After a period out of the game, Mambo rejoined his former loan club Ebbsfleet United, now playing in the Conference South on 1 February 2014, initially on non-contract terms.

He also played for Chelmsford City, Dover (again) and Hayes & Yeading before on 29 May 2016, Mambo signed for Margate. He left the Gate this week as they undergo their annual meltdown which has also seen former Blues’ top scorer Elliott Buchanan sign for Chelmsford.

Blues’ joint boss Steve Smith is delighted with his latest acquisition: “He’s a big, solid 6’4” centre half and he’s just what we need. He’s played for us before and he’s a great organiser at the back.

“He’s been playing regularly so there’s no issue with fitness, and with Harry Hickford out with a shoulder injury, he’s arrived at just the right time.”


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