Jabu “Shuffle” Mahlangu is set to return to top flight football after completing a move to SuperSport United until the end of the season.
Mahlangu has been training with the club since the start of the year and has shown a lot of progress in training and reserve team games. The immensely talented and popular Mahlangu has also been involved in the Club’s marketing activities as Matsatsantsa steadily continue to grow their fan base.
The former Bafana Bafana international will be available for selection immediately and is set to make his first appearance for Matsatsantsa in tomorrow’s Absa Premiership fixture against Platinum Stars at the Lucas Moripe stadium.
"It's something I'm excited about and now it has finally happened," Mahlangu said during his signing Tuesday. "I am very lucky because I got a second chance, at my age. I am happy that SuperSport has decided to give me another chance because I can see what the club are trying to do on and off the field. To be part of something with this growth is exciting to me."
Of his three-month contract, Mahlangu said he wants to help the club "grow" regardless of the length of his stay.
"I don't expect to come into this team and play in every single game. I don't expect to start. I have to work for that," he said. "It is a bonus they are willing to give me a chance. I've been lucky to be here and will do everything in my power to help the club in the last stretch of the league and Cup. I don’t see this as a short-term commitment. It may be short-term with me as a player, but I’ll be assuming other roles on the longer term with SuperSport United.”
Cavin Johnson expressed his delight with the new signing and confidence the inclusion of Jabu in the squad will motivate the team to move forward.