The Kaizer Chiefs in the South Africa Premier League, PSL, is one of the teams with the best development structures in the PSL. This has served as a factory to scout and develop players for decades. Many will agree that this hasn’t been happening a lot in recent times. Those who are promoted to the first team usually struggle for game time. The club has relied more on buying players who are already established from other team and this could be the reason behind the decline.
This star burst into the scene back in 2020 with the Kaizer Chiefs Dstv Diski Challenge. He went on to earn promotion into the first team. Earlier this year, he went on a European tour where he trained with teams like Villarreal, DC Barcelona and more. He scored his first goal for Amakhosi in the 3-0 win against Maritzburg United in the Dstv Premiership.
Mduduzi Shabalala earned the Man Of The Match award for the South Africa under20 squad in the COSAFA Cup. The thrashed Comoros 4-0 r secure the win. The Kaizer Chiefs star played an important role in the win. They sealed their semifinals spot in the 2023 Egypt under20 AFCON. This is definitely good for the future of the county in terms of football.
Shabalala has been promoted to the under 23 squad after impressing in the lower ranks. He been selected by coach David Notosne to be past of the 24 man squad. They are set to take on Togo in the AFCON qualifiers later this month. This is definitely a step up that will benefit Kaizer Chiefs in the future.
Mduduzi Shabalala has been expected to get more game time this season under Arthur Zwane. This is a coach who is known for believing in young talent.
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He will be wary not to throw him into the deep end as the club has been on and off. He had already proven that he was what it takes to perform at the highest level of South African football.