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Mahlasela: Hard to accept Amakhosi exit

Kabelo Mahlasela says he would welcome the opportunity to extend his stay with Kaizer Chiefs, with his current deal set to expire this month.

The 29-year-old midfielder joined Amakhosi in 2018 from Royal Eagles but has struggled to cement his place at the club with injuries also playing their part.

Mahlasela was loaned out to Polokwane City this season and made six Premier Soccer League appearances ahead of the enforced break because of the coronavirus.

Speaking to IOL, he explained he hasn't yet spoken to Chiefs about a new deal.

Mahlasela said: "It is true that my contract is up for renewal. Chiefs have an option, but I haven't heard anything until now. It's been difficult to engage with the club because of this Covid-19 (pandemic).

"We were all focused on whether the (Absa Premiership) league will end or not. We didn't know what will happen. Even now, we're still not sure. Once football returns, then we can find a solution going forward."

He added: "I'll be lying if I say I don't want to play for Kaizer Chiefs anymore. But this is football and this is life.

"Sometimes we don't get all the things we want. At times you have to move and try and move out of any situation you are facing. If it happens that I go back to Chiefs, only God knows, I'll really appreciate that. If it doesn't, I have to move on and focus on my next move."