The 26-year-old was one of the most sought-after properties in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) of recent times, and after Chiefs’ relentless pursuit of the winger, he was finally rewarded with his desired move.
Nonetheless, after arriving at Naturena where he has already undergone his first training session with his new teammates in preparation for their clash against SuperSport United this weekend, the former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder has shared his joy regarding his latest move.
“This is a dream come true for me and I’m happy that I am part of this big institution,” Mahlasela told the club’s website.
“The welcome by the chairman, staff, coaches and team mates has been phenomenal. I am looking forward to engaging with the supporters,” he added.
As with all new players who join Amakhosi, there is a lot expected of them, but Mahlasela admits that while he is fully aware of the pressure he is under, he is keen to repay all those who kept faith in him.
“I am aware of the pressure that comes with playing for Kaizer Chiefs,” he admitted.
“The only way to repay those who recommended me to the Kaizer Chiefs management and to keep the supporters happy is to work hard and make sure we do well as a team – this way our names will be added to the glorious history of the club,” Mahlasela explained.
“Walking around the offices and seeing the trophies in the cabinet and the professional way the team is run is motivating enough and I will not let anyone down,” he concluded.