Shabalala is currently undergoing a two-week trial with Belgian side Westerlo whom he caught their eye while playing for the Chiefs reserve team.
Khumalo’s confidence in Shabalala securing a deal abroad stems from the fact that he is a talented, hard working and determined player.
KAIZER CHIEFS STARLET COULD BE LOST EUROPEAN TEAMS
“I’m sure Mdu won’t come back to South Africa. I don’t know if they will take him in Belgium or in Spain but they will be intrigued by his talent,” said Khumalo as per Isolezwe.
“The way he is and the talent he has are what make him a special player. He’s not only a talented footballer but he’s got the determination.”
“I did not want to play him when we played Chippa but he begged me to say he wanted play for the last time; that’s the kind of player he is. He always wants to work,” continued Khumalo.
KHUMALO WISHES KAIZER CHIEFS DUO LUCK IN BELGIUM
Khumalo wished both Shabalala and Bontle Molefe the best of luck in Belgium – the latter is on a month-long trial with Antwerp.
He added that their main job as development coaches is to nurture young players and prepare them to compete at the highest level, including in Europe.
“I wish them luck, him and Bontle. That’s our job at Chiefs. Apart from trying to collect points every weekend, we need to produce players who are able to compete in Europe,” he said.
“Their success will open doors for other Chiefs players abroad. On top of that, their departure will open doors for others within the team to work hard so that they can be like Shabalala and Bontle,” concluded Khumalo.