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Kaizer Chiefs new signing Kabelo Mahlasela ruled out for four months

15:06 GMT 15/01/2018
Kabelo Mahlasela signs for Kabelo Chiefs
The 26-year-old joined Amakhosi over a week ago from Bloemfontein Celtic, only to injure his knee in his first training session with his new teammates

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela will be out for up to four months with a knee injury. 

The 26-year-old joined Amakhosi on a two-and-a-half-year at the beginning of the year, but he was unfortunate to pick up the injury a day after his official unveiling.   

Coach Steve Komphela had hoped to be without Mahlasela for up to three months, and he would feel hard done by this latest setback. 

As things stand, Mahlasela will only return to action in May, and he may need a few more week upon his return to regain his fitness. 

This means he will only kick a ball next season as the final league matches of the current campaign are scheduled for May 12. 

Mahlasela was expected to bring a different dimension to the Amakhosi midfield this season, and it remains to be seen if the club will see the need to go into the transfer market and replace him before the window closes on January 31.