Kaizer Chiefs rising star Mduduzi Shabalala is looking to fight for a chance in the first team after being chosen to take part in the DStv Compact Cup.
Shabalala, alongside Sabelo Radebe, is one of Chiefs' DStv Disk Challenge stars who have been selected to take part in the newly-formed DStv Compact Cup later this month.
The youngster has impressed in the reserve ranks for the Amakhosi in recent times, even scoring a hat-trick in a recent win over Royal AM, and featured on the bench for the senior team against Sekhukhune United last month.
"I could not express how happy I was to have been part of the first team," Shabalala told the club's website.
"The chance will come, I will get the opportunity to play for the first team. My friends and family were very excited seeing my name on the team- sheet."
He is now hoping to use that outing, and his performance against Royal AM as motivation to perform at the Compact Cup and stake a claim for regular first-team action.
"I was happy to be named man of the match and I am also pleased to be selected for the DStv Compact Cup, which means that I simply have to up my game," the South Africa U-17 youth international added.
"This performance is definitely a boost to my confidence before the DStv Compact Cup. Getting voted in shows that I am playing good football and that people love seeing me play. I will keep on fighting and doing the right things."
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