Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom has sent a special message of thanks to the Amakhosi, including his coaches Ernst Middendorp, Gavin Hunt, Stuart Baxter and Arthur Zwane.
On Friday, Blom’s transfer to Major League Soccer side St. Louis City was announced, with the 23-year-old penning a two-year deal, that includes an option to extend it in 2025 and 2026.
The move ended speculation around the future of the Bafana Bafana midfielder, whose contract would’ve run out by the end of the 2022/23.
After the new were confirmed, Blom took to Instagram to send an emotional farewell message.
“Today is a day of mixed emotions – the closing of one very special door that has been my home for the past 8 years and the opening of another one that takes me onto the next stage of my footballing journey,” he wrote.
“I came to Kaizer Chiefs as a 15 year old with dreams and hopes of becoming a professional footballer and representing the Amakhosi at 1st team level one day.
“The late Coach Ryder Mofokeng believed and encouraged me from day one. He gave me guidance and he will forever be in my heart.
“Coach Arthur and Coach Sundra had a big influence in those early days – thank you for showing belief and trust in my abilities.
“What a ride – it’s been a blessing to wear the gold and black jersey! From my debut season in 2019/20 when we ended up coming within minutes of winning the League, through to my personal highlight in 2021 – appearing in the CAF Champions League Final.
“Thank you coach Ernst for giving me my senior team debut at such a young age
“Coach Hunt – you treated me like a son thank you for the love,support and for believing in me.
“Coach Baxter – I am grateful that you believed in me even in tough times and I might say you also treated me like a son.
“To Coach Arthur & Coach Sheppie, I wish you all the very best to bring Chiefs successfully back to the top and to give our truly amazing fans the success that they deserve.”