“One day, I would love to repay Chiefs for the faith they have shown in me. Actually, I would love to do that at any given day”.
These are the words of Kabelo Mahlasela who has thanked Kaizer Chiefs for their support during his rehabilitation.
Mahlasela, who has joined Polokwane City on a five-month loan until the end of the season, sustained an injury shortly after penning a deal with Chiefs two years ago.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder struggled to break into the ‘Amakhosi’ starting lineup and become a regular as a result of injuries which delayed his progress.
“Because of the confidence they [Chiefs] showed in me, it is my desire to pay them back. They showed that they love me,” Mahlasela told IOL Sport.
“They were there for me when I was injured and even when I recovered. I’ll forever be grateful for that and the support they’ve shown me. Actually, they made me to come back quicker because of the support they offered me,” added Mahlasela.
Mahlasela went on to play 17 games in all competitions for Chiefs and has since featured six times for Polokwane in the League with coach Clinton Larsen praising the talented midfielder for his work ethic.
“He’s done well, he’s given us a nice dimension he’s brought us more quality into the squad, so I’m happy with him, “Larsen once told FARPost.
Mahlasela added: “Their [‘Amakhosi’] support gave me strength. They showed me that I’m important to them. They showed me that I’m part of the team. It was a very difficult time but I’m happy I’ve recovered, and I can be able to play football again and do what I love,” Mahlasela said.
The 29-year-old’s contract with ‘The Glamour Boys’ is expiring in June and Larsen made it clear that he would like to keep him at ‘Rise and Shine’.
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By FARPost Reporter