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By Mgosi Squad


Mahlatsi keen on loan move away from Chiefs

“He wants to prove himself elsewhere because the technical team doesn’t really believe that he can deliver," said the source.

Kaizer Chiefs striker Kamohelo Mahlatsi has spoken with the club for a loan move after struggling to get game time since his signing from Swallows FC in 2020.  

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Mahlatsi joined Amakhosi following a good spell at the Birds, with the striker being seen as a big signing for the club and the future of the team.  The 24-years old striker has only played seven games for the club this season in all competitions, and hasn’t been able to find the back of the net.  

He is said to be not seen as the future of the club by the technical team as he hasn’t really shown that he is Chiefs material.  

Mahlatsi, who has played for Bafana Bafana and the national under-23 side, came from the ranks of SuperSport United, where he was also seen as the next big thing for the club, before leaving in 2020.  

“Nyaope (Mahlatsi) is having a really bad time at Chiefs, it’s very disappointing because he was seen as a big star and someone who was going to be bringing trophies to Chiefs. He has now been consulting with management for a loan, he wants to play. And he is not getting that at Chiefs, I really don’t blame him for wanting to leave,” said the source. 

“He wants to prove himself elsewhere, because the technical team doesn’t really believe that he can deliver … he is not even doing it at training. We all know that Chiefs are under pressure at the moment because of a lack of trophies, so you have to play people that you trust that will deliver like Ashley (Du Preez).”

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Having only made seven appearances for the club in all competitions this season, Mahlatsi has really found the going tough at the Naturena-based club despite high hopes of impressing.

At Chiefs, Mahlatsi is fighting for a place in the line-up with Du Preez, Caleb Bimenyimana and Wandile Dube.

The source further revealed that his lack of game time frustrates the former Matsatsantsa striker, who has also had spells in the National First Division (NFD) with Ubuntu FC and University of Pretoria – this is not the first time he has enquired about being sent out on loan. 

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