Kabelo Mahlasela staying with Polokwane City

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In January this year the attacking midfielder left Chiefs for Polokwane City on a six-month loan deal that is supposed to expire next week, at the same time as his contract with Amakhosi.

This website can now confirm that Mahlasela will no longer go back to his parent club Chiefs, but instead has decided to stay with Rise and Shine.

"No, he is not going back to Chiefs brother," the player's agent Tshepo Mabona informs snl24.com/kickoff.

"He is continuing with Polokwane. Ja no, everything is finalised, we are just waiting for the club to make an announcement. I would suggest you speak to the club directly."

After failing to get hold of the club management, this website contacted head coach Clinton Larsen to congratulate him on nailing down the player.

"Kabelo Mahlasela? Sure, sure... ja like I said to you the last time he is a player I rate highly and I believe that he will add value to the team and he can be a player that can excel," Larsen says.

"I'm just happy that, if you say so that the deal is done [laughs]. I know the chairman was trying to work on it, so I'm not surprised yeah."

Larsen also revealed what he thought might have convinced the player to stay with the Limpopo club.

"Well I would hope that he sees what we are trying to do and the way we are trying to play and feels that he can be part of the team moving forward. You never know what goes through players' minds.

"But I always try to make an enjoyable atmosphere you know, a good working atmosphere for the players. And he's enjoyed himself since he arrived here.

"I don't put him under pressure, and players like Kabelo excel in such an environment. I'm expecting very big ambitions from him."

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Scroll right to see Chiefs' quartet who were on loan at Swallows FC
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