The hard working, calm SuperSport United defender arrived at the club together with new coach Cavin Johnson from Platinum Stars. The Pretoria club is quite ambitious for this season, but dropped four points in their last two matches against Moroka Swallows and AmaZulu respectively.
The 24-year-old believes he is adapting to the new style of football at United. He has an advantage having worked with Johnson before.
“It is an advantage for guys like me and Phala [Thuso] because we have been with the coach. But apart from that, hard work is important and you cannot just think that you will get game time just because you have been with the coach from his previous club,” said Mkhabela to Goal.
With SuperSport aiming to regain their glory days in the PSL, the defender has pointed out that they have the right players to win the league this season.
“We have great players in our squad and the team work is great. I think we have what it takes to win the league,” he said.
Turning his attention to Bafana, Mkhabela spoke exclusively to Goal about his hopes to participate in Chan next year.
“I would be more than happy to get a Bafana call (again). I think I do stand a chance for the Chan tournament next year. I am hoping that this dream comes true,” said Mkhabela.