In terms of having a top class youth academy perhaps only a few clubs in South African Football are a match for Kaizer Chiefs who in the last few seasons or so have produced some top young players
And during a moment where Kaizer Chiefs were banned from signing players from 2020 to 2021 during the transfer window that took place before this season started the Glamour Boys had to count on their top young players to see them through
And indeed they did as Njabulo Blom, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Happy Mashiane, Siyabonga Ngezana were all crucial players for Kaizer Chiefs last season during a very dreadful season where they finished in 8th place in the DSTV Premiership
Although Amakhosi did have a very poor season perhaps one of the positives for them was the fact that a few young players from their academy were successfully integrated into their first team as they also for the first time in their history reached the CAF Champions League Final
And unfortunately enough for the Glamour Boys they were thrashed completely in the final by a rampant Al Ahly who saw off Amakhosi by a very overwhelming 3-0 scoreline as they won their second CAF Champions League title in a row
After the young Amakhosi stars had such a brilliant breakthrough season in the 2020/21 season for the club it has been a completely different story for them this season under a new coach in the form of Stuart Baxter as they got very limited opportunities to play
And it would appear that after the likes of Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Njabulo Blom had a very excellent campaigns last season there seems to be another young talented star that Kaizer Chiefs have produced this season in the form of Mduduzi Shabalala
Such has the highly rated young Kaizer Chiefs star been so impressive for the Glamour Boys this season he has been invited for trials with European Giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid according to Amakhosi development coach Vela Khumalo
"His trip was postponed due to Covid-19 but they have written to us requesting that he vaccinates, and he has done that. What's left is for them to tell us when he should come,"
"It's a great opportunity because he will get the chance to be seen by different teams and he may not come back because of his talent,"
Source - https://www.thesouthafrican.com/sport/soccer/psl-south-africa/kaizer-chiefs-starlet-mduduzi-shabalala-to-jet-off-to-spain-real-madrid-barcelona-breaking/
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