KAIZER Chiefs have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela from Bloemfontein Celtic on a two-and-half-year-deal with an option to renew.
Mahlasela has been linked with Amakhosi towards the end of the season and they have finally added him to bolster their attacking force.
“I’m grateful to be here. I believe I can grow and also help the team," said Mahlasela as Amakhosi confirmed the deal on Twitter.
Mahlasela leaves Celtic having started only six league games this season and represents yet another gamble by Chiefs‚ who have already signed Leonardo Castro from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sebokeng-born Mahlasela has scored just three goals in his time at Celtic.
He came to the club from their lower league neighbours Roses United but was originally a junior at Orlando Pirates‚ failing to make the grade with the Buccaneers.
The sale of Mahlasela by Celtic follows swiftly on the purchase of Menzi Masuku from Chippa United by the Free State club.
Amakhosi have also loaned defender Lorenzo Gordinho to Bloemfontein Celtic.
"Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm that defender Lorenzo Gordinho has been loaned to Bloemfontein Celtoc on a one-year deal. We wish all the best during this tenure," the club said in a statement posted on social network Twitter.