Kaizer Chiefs loanee Enocent Mkhabela enjoying life at Platinum Stars


Mkhabela was sent out on loan to former club Dikwena by parent club Kaizer Chiefs in the January transfer window.

He surprisingly joined Amakhosi at the start of this season after he was released by Supersport United but has found it hard to dethrone the combative Willard Katsande in the heart Steve Komphela's midfield.

With regular games at Naturena very much at premium, Chiefs felt going out on loan until the end of the season was the best option.

"Life has been good for me at Platinum Stars, and I can't complain as I'm getting much needed game time which is what is important for me," Mkhabela tells KickOff.com.

"In football you can't decide what the future will holds but whatever happens I'll keep on pushing.

"There are limits of course, and everything else but when chances avail themselves you have to take full advantage of it. I'm here until June so when this loan ends I'll go back to my club."

In football terms, happiness comes when the player is featuring regularly and Mkhabela has featured in eight matches in all competitions and scored his first league goal for Stars in a losing cause against Cape Town City when they were beaten 4-2 on the day.

It was his first goal since 2014 and Mkhabela, who is not part of Dikwena's African safari as he arrived after the CAF registration, revelled in the feeling.

"I scored my first goal and it has been a long time I haven't scored but I'm happy and so far so good," he said.

"As you know, when you score it's a different feeling so I was extremely excited to score for the team, but unfortunately on that day results left so much to desired

"But regarding my future, it's yet to be decided. I still have a contract with Chiefs and I'm on loan to Platinum Stars. I've got to do my level best by ensuring that my future remains bright."

The 27-year-old will hope to continue to hold down game time when Cavin Johnson's side visit Ajax Cape Town on Sunday at Cape Town Stadium.