Njabulo Blom has discussed his December 2022 exit from Kaizer Chiefs as well as heaping praise on Lionel Messi.
BLOM DISCUSSES KAIZER CHIEFS EXIT
Blom is a famous product of the academy setup at Naturen and gained promotion to the first team in 2019. MLS outfit St. Louis City came in for him at the end of 2022 and it was an easy choice for Blom to leave at the time. He has explained why.
“[When City came knocking] I was still trying to figure out my next move because there were things that weren’t good at Chiefs, we were not getting into an agreement in terms of my contract,” Blom said as quoted by Sowetan.
“So, my agent [Rob Moore] told me that there was a new team in the US and they were interested in me and it might be a good move for me to use that as a stepping stone to Europe.
“I sat down with my family and we decided it was a really good move for me to grow as a human being… move out of my comfort zone, find myself as a young adult.”
BLOM RAVES ABOUT THE MLS AND MESSI
“I have to be honest; I have been there for almost a year now and I think it’s a really competitive league because a lot of players from Europe are coming in now and also players from South Africa…they make the league a bit better,” he continued.
“We all know that Messi is one of the best players in the world and we knew when we moved to the MLS that the league would get a lot of attention, a lot of sponsors, so it’s been great having him around because now the league is being taken seriously.”
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BLOM BACK IN THE BAFANA BAFANA FOLD
After becoming a key figure for St. Louis City, making 25 league appearances this term, Njabulo Blom has earned a recall to the Bafna setup. Blom should feature in upcoming friendlies against Eswatini and Ivory Coast, as well as the AFCON 2026 qualifying campaign.
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