Chiefs academy graduate, Mduduzi Shabalala has seen himself shine in the first-team colours under the tutelage of coach Arthur Zwane. Chiefs have been relying on the young midfielder who has been one of Chiefs best weapons going forward and in a season that has not been a bed of roses for the Amakhosi. The 19-year-old believes his first Soweto derby will be a magical experience for him.
“This has been something that I have always dreamt about since I was a young kid and to play my first derby is something I always wished for since I was young, you know, going to the stadium and watching all these players, the likes of Itumeleng Khune and Happy Jele, so this has been something that I always looked forward to.
“It comes with a lot of pressure. You have to always give your best when you are going to the field of play, and you know playing for Chiefs comes with results and you have to do your best in every game. In this space I think I still have a long way to go, and I am willing to put in 100 percent on the field. I will keep on learning, and I believe I will do a lot of things for the team,” Shabalala told the media.
The Soweto-born player has played 8 games for Amakhosi and has managed 2 goals in the Dstv Premiership. Shabalala is a well-developed player with a killer pass in his arsenal that can dismantle any defense at any given time and Chiefs fans will be hoping that day will be on Saturday as Amakhosi aim to do a double on their arch rivals Orlando Pirates.
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