Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela still has a lot to offer the club, saying he believes he belongs at Naturena after being linked with a move away in the transfer window.
The 28-year-old has struggled with injuries which has directly impacted his playing time with Amakhosi.
Mahlasela was one of the players linked with an exit and despite not featuring yet this campaign, he is eager to stay and fight for his place at the Glamour Boys.
‘Talking about the rumours that went around about me going back to Celtic, I don’t know anything about that. I also saw it in the papers and heard about it on radio,’ Mahlasela said at a Shell Helix Cup media conference.
‘There was nothing to it. If I were to go to Celtic, the clubs would have spoken to me about it. It was just a rumour. I knew nothing about it.
‘I doubt. I love being at Kaizer Chiefs. I believe I belong at Kaizer Chiefs. I believe I still have to do wonders for this club,’ he said when asked if he would seek a move away from the Soweto giants.
‘When I came here, I got injured and was out for six months. I have healed. I am glad that I am properly healed. I have been working on my confidence,’ he added.
‘When it comes to not playing at the moment, I think the team is doing well and we have a bunch of good players and the team is doing well and that brings healthy competition for everyone to work hard. I just have to keep working hard and wait for my chance.’
Chiefs will clash with Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2019 Shell Helix Cup at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 12 October and Mahlasela is hoping to get a run in the exhibition match.
‘I am ready to play. If I get a chance to play in the Shell Helix Cup, I will do my best to show what I can bring into the team. Everyone in the team is ready because we know you can be given a chance at any given time,’ he concluded.
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