Absa Premiership

Mkhabela ready for Chiefs pressure

2016-07-19 12:30
Enocent Mkhabela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Newly signed Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Enocent Mkhabela says that he is aware of the approach the club has for every game.

According to the club’s official website, the 27-year-old admits that there is a lot of quality in the side following several new additions to the squad.

“There is a lot of quality in the team,” comments Mkhabela.

“The competition is high here; the guys are taking their job serious at Chiefs.”

Amakhosi had a ten-day training camp in Mpumalanga. Ironically, Mkhabela hails from Naas Township, which is just outside Nelspruit.

“It was good to be in my backyard,” he reacts with a big smile on his face.

“I couldn’t visit my family due to the tight schedule at camp, but it was good to be in my home province.”

“So far so good,” says Mkhabela about life as an Amakhosi so far.

“Everybody welcomed the new players warmly. The set-up here is professional and the players know how to deal with the newly signed ones.”

The midfielder also spoke about his admiration for the one-time Chiefs midfield kingpin Tinashe Nengomash.

“I always admired Tinashe for his immense work rate. As a youngster I always wished to play for Chiefs.

“Tinashe’s role inspired me to work hard to reach my goal of becoming an Amakhosi.”

Mkhabele said that he is looking forward to being part of Amakhosi and will play wherever Komphela deems fit.

“I am very excited to be part of Chiefs. I wish to repay the club with hard work and dedication to my work.

“I am comfortable in the midfield, in the defensive role… I will play wherever the coach decides to deploy me.”

“At the camp we were introduced to the Chiefs way,” continues Mkhabela.

“Uppermost is the professionalism at Chiefs. The supporters always expect both a good performance and a positive result.

“I don’t think I will struggle with pressure. I am aware that we have to approach all the games as cup finals.”

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