Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom has revealed why he decided to leave the Soweto giants to play in Major League Soccer (MLS).
The 23-year-old left Amakhosi at the end of the season to join St. Louis City SC.
The Bafana Bafana star admitted it was an easy choice for him to leave Kaizer Chiefs as things “were not good” at the club.
FORMER KAIZER CHIEFS STAR ENJOYING LIFE IN THE MLS
“[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 said.
Since leaving Kaizer Chiefs, Blom has enjoyed life in the US, scoring once in 23 games so far this season. He says the MLS is very competitive due to many top European players joining the league.
“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,” said the Kaizer Chiefs youth product.