Shabalala is taking part in a week-long trial at the Yellow Submarines as part of a collaboration with Cosafa and Laliga South Africa.
Mduduzi Shabalala of Kaizer Chiefs appears to be on the verge of being signed by a Spanish club, with the midfielder stating that the Laliga club’s junior coaches are pleased with what they see from him.
Shabalala is on a week-long trial with the Yellow Submarines as part of a cooperation with Cosafa and Laliga South Africa following his spectacular exploits for the South African national Under-17 during the previous edition of the Under-17 Cosafa Cup in 2020, which Amajimbos won.
“I can say that I have done very well at training and the coach is impressed with me. So he said we can take it from here until my last day of the trials,” said the Amakhosi youngster.
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Shabalala also had the opportunity to meet Villarreal’s senior players, including Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia.
The Chiefs juniors player was also able to see Villarreal take on Liverpool in the second leg of the Uefa Champions League semi-finals at El Madrigal Stadium.
The English team won the contest 3-2, thanks to goals from Fabinho, Luiz Dias, and Sadie Mane, while Dia and Francis Coquelin scored for the hosts, who were eliminated from the competition.
Shabalala, on the other hand, says he liked watching the game live and thinks it’s only a matter of time before he plays in the Champions League.
“The atmosphere was good and the vibe was also good. I got to see Villarreal players live which was good and a motivation at the same time. I wish to see them play more often.”
Shabalala is facing his second trial in less than three weeks, after spending time with KVV Westerlo in Belgium.
After making a name for himself in the DStv Diski Challenge, the Chiefs youngster’s future appears bright.