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Mahlangu discovered Dlamini playing in the street

Jabu 'Pule' Mahlangu has revealed that he spotted Orlando Pirates' new signing Kabelo Dlamini playing soccer in the street while he was driving around his area.

Pirates signed Dlamini from Bloemfontein Celtic and Mahlangu believes the 23-year-old has all the attributes to be successful at the highest level, while also revealing that he is friends with his father.

"I met Kabelo around my area, it was Sunday and I was driving, they were playing in the street. His father is my friend but I didn't know they are related, I rushed into my house to get my boots to join them," Mahlangu explained.

"First 10 minutes was enough for me to see his quality and I called coach Farook Khan to tell him about this talent and he told me to bring him anytime. His parents gave me blessings to open opportunities for him. He stayed with coach Farook for three years before joining Celtic and now he's at Pirates."

Jabu says he never spoke to Chiefs about Dlamini, only to Khan because of the relationship he has when it comes to players. He also believes the boy has a bright future but I doubt whether he will get a chance at Pirates. But the fact that he doesn't drink and smoke, he won't have any issues to deal with or challenges.

"I'm worried if he will get game-time at Pirates. I told him now he has to double his efforts, he's playing for a big club and the good thing is he doesn't smoke or drink, he knows his background and will fight for his career, I don't doubt him."