The Glamour Boys will finish the current campaign without a major trophy in their cabinet, meaning they have not won silverware since Stuart Baxter left the club in 2015.
However, Shabba said there are lessons to be learnt from their painful situation, saying the aim is to come back stronger in the new season.
The 32-year-old is aware that the final league matches will still be crucial in ensuring that they end the season on a high note.
"It's not a great feeling. Certainly it's part of the journey, there are lessons to be learnt from a painful situation," Tshabalala told the media.
"At the moment we just have to focus on the last three games and make sure we win the last three games, and reflect on where we went wrong and what we did right, and prepare and come back much stronger, much wiser and deadlier," added Shabba.
Chiefs have had a slightly improved season compared to Steve Komphela's first year at the club, where they ended the 2015/16 campaign with 45 points from 30 league games.