Mphela is on loan from the Brazilians until the end of the season, and Shabba is confident that the former SuperSport United hitman will regain his goalscoring form at AmaKhosi
By Ernest Makhaya
Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has told Goal that new striker Katlego Mphela will return to his best form once he's settled at the club.
Mphela is yet to find the back of the net for the Naturena-based giants since his sensational move from Mamelodi Sundowns in January, but Tshabalala is certain that 'Killer' will soon hit the back of the net.
"He's a quality player and a great striker," Tshabalala told Goal. "Most of us have played with Killer before in the national team, and we understand how he plays and the kind of supply he needs to score goals. So, we will support him and he will soon return to his best," he said.
Mphela lost his place in the Bafana team following his lack of game time at Sundowns, and with Gordon Igesund willing to introduce young players as he builds the team for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, Shabba believes that the 29-year-old forward still has a place in the national team.
"He will rise again, and I am sure that he will return to Bafana once he's back to scoring goals," he added.
The former SuperSport United forward is currently sitting on 23 international goals, tied with his teammate Bernard Parker, and nine goals from breaking Benni McCarthy's record of 32 international goals.
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