Mahlangu heading for Sweden within 10 days

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According to Farouk Khan, director at the Stars of Africa Academy, the former darling of Kaizer Chiefs is now ready to be shipped off for his long-pending trials.

“Jabu is definitely leaving for Sweden within the next 10 days. It is just a matter of sorting out his travel documents, otherwise everything is set. He will be in Sweden for as long as the club wants because this is a trial in which he will have to prove himself.

“But what is encouraging now is that Jabu is looking fit after all the work that he has been putting in here. It is time for him to map his way towards and rekindle his football career as he has now been conditioned into the right physical state,” says Khan.

Mahlangu has been working under the watchful eye of Khan for the past four months along with other players hoping to revive their careers.

Khan has also been impressed by the progress that one time Bafana Bafana midfielder Rowan Hendricks has shown since arriving from First Division side FC AK.

“Rowan has done what he had to do, which has led to him also getting into the right kind of shape. If he is taken straight into any team right now, he will not battle with his fitness but will just have to adjust to that team’s way of playing. He is such a talented player who really needs to be back playing very soon,” says Khan.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach adds that ex-Supersport United midfielder Seuntjie Motlhajwa has shed off enough weight to play in the professional ranks again.

Itumeleng Sekwale, released by Thanda Royal Zulu in January, has since left Khan’s academy.