Tough break for Mahlasela

Mahlasela joined Chiefs from Bloemfontein Celtic, as part of a swap deal plus cash that saw defender Lorenzo Gordinho go on loan in the opposite direction, a fortnight ago.

However, in his first training session with his new teammates, the 26-year-old winger suffered a bad injury after "his knee got into a bad position after an unlucky tackle,” according to Chiefs physio David Milner.

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The club have since released a statement to confirm that Mahlasela will be out of action for up to four months, suggesting he might well only make his Amakhosi debut next season.