Johannesburg - Kabelo Mahlasela is looking forward to finally getting his
Kaizer Chiefs career off the mark in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup pre-season
Mahlasela suffered a knee injury that ruled him out for the
rest of the season after joining Chiefs from Bloemfontein Celtic in the January
The 27-year old winger is now looking forward to making up
for the lost time by impressing for the Glamour Boys in the Maize Cup.
Chiefs will play ABC Motsepe League side-Buya Msuthu in the
semi-finals of the tournament that will also feature Premiership sides in Free
State Stars and Chippa United.
Mahlasela told his club website: "I am looking forward
to the Maize Cup.
"I will be ready and give it my best if I'm given an
opportunity to play in our game against Buya Msuthu.
The attacking midfielder admitted that it was tough spending
a long spell on the side-lines after signing for the Glamour Boys and is now
looking forward to proving his worth at his new club.
Added Mahlasela:"It was difficult. I wanted to show
everybody what I could do; instead, I was out for the rest of the season.
"It's great to be back in full training with the guys.
I want to repay the Kaizer Chiefs supporters and the club's management for the
support they have given me over the last few months.
"It was hard, but everybody stood behind me including
our supporters, whose backing was such a moral boost. It's now up to me to
repay all those people with my performance on the field."