Mahlasela: I’ll be lying if I say I don’t want to play for Chiefs anymore


After the announcement that Kaizer Chiefs have extended the contracts of three players, Kabelo Mahlasela says that he would like to wear famous gold and black colours of ‘Amakhosi’ again but he will accept it and move on if the club chooses not to renew his contract.

On Monday, Chiefs confirmed that Brylon Petersen, Philani Zulu and Siphelele Ntshangase have all put pen to paper on new deals – one year contract extensions that will keep them at the club until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The attacking midfielder’s contract with Chiefs is set to expire on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and ‘Amakhosi’ have not mentioned whether Mahlasela, who is on loan to Polokwane City will get a new deal at the club.

Mahlasela made six Absa Premiership appearances for ‘Rise and Shine’ before the enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic. He joined Chiefs in 2018 but failed to live up to expectations due to injuries. Picture: Kaizer Chiefs. 

“It is true that my contract is up for renewal. Chiefs have an option, but I haven’t heard anything until now. It’s been difficult to engage with the club because of this Covid-19 (pandemic),” said Mahlasela as quoted by IOL Sport.

“We were all focused on whether the (Absa Premiership) league will end or not. We didn’t know what will happen. Even now, we’re still not sure. Once football returns, then we can find a solution going forward.”

“I’ll be lying if I say I don’t want to play for Kaizer Chiefs anymore,” Mahlasela said. “But this is football, and this is life.

“Sometimes we don’t get all the things we want. At times you have to move and try and move out of any situation you are facing. If it happens that I go back to Chiefs, only God knows, I’ll really appreciate that. If it doesn’t, I have to move on and focus on my next move.

The 29-year-old former Bloemfontein Celtic star went on to say that the Covid-19 break has given him more time to think about his future. Picture: Kaizer Chiefs.

“What I love the most is playing football. I’m in contact with my agent regarding my future. Some of the things that we are talking about, it is not something that we would want to go public about,” he said.

“There are lot of things that are on going. This Covid-19 (pandemic) has given me more time to think about what it is that I want to do. We’ve spoken with my agent and we will take it from there,” concluded Mahlasela.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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