Kaizer Chiefs: With contracts expiring all over the place, this young man is their future

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KAIZER CHIEFS MUST LOOK TO THEIR FUTURE

Six Amakhosi players have contracts expiring in June 2023, and five of those players are aged 30, with Njabulo Blom being the notable exception among that group.

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This isn’t an ideal situation by any means, but it also presents the club with an unique opportunity. There’s never been a better time for Kaizer Chiefs to lean into its excellent youth academy than right now.

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Mduduzi Shabalala is one of the finest prospects to come out of Naturena in some time. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter.

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Mdu Shabalala is only 18 years old but fans are already excited about his insane potential.

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The gifted youngster has only played a grand total of three minutes for the club, but he’s already got his first goal in the famous colours of Kaizer Chiefs. It was a typical poacher’s goal, scored against Maritzburg United on the second day of the DStv Premiership season. Mdu is also part of the Bafana Bafana U23 setup.

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STYLE OF PLAY

Shabalala is known for his balance, pace, flair, agility, dribbling and close control. It’s uncertain what his best position is just yet, but he can operate in a variety of attacking midfield roles. The new Khama Billiat?

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In a week where the focus has been on the Khunes and Billiats of this world, isn’t it refreshing to think to the future?

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