What was meant to be a resuscitation of his career abroad was cut short due to COVID-19, having played just one match for Georgia second division outfit FC Gagra, this former Orlando Pirates man is now itching to get back to business on home soil.
Having left Mzansi shores for Europe after a lack of game-time at Highlands Park at the end of the 2019/19 season, Mahlatse Makudubela’s European dream was cut short just one game in.
Now the 30-year-old is looking forward to a return to Mzansi as a free agent and is ready to get back into the swing of things.
“I’ve been in Europe for over five months now but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, everything had to stop just one game into the season. I’m supposed to be this side (Georgia) for 6-12 months obviously to see how things go. Right now I am in a position to say that as of June, I will be available to sign with a team of my choice and I will be back to dish out what people have been enjoying in previous seasons.
“I’ve been getting a lot of calls and messages from people asking where I am currently playing. That makes me itch to get back onto the field and do what I love on home soil,” Makudubela said.
The winger has been linked with a host of teams including Kaizer Chiefs, however, he says that he is looking for a team where he can get a fair chance to showcase his talent.
“I just hope that something good comes up, I’ve been talking to some people, including my family and the best possible option for now is to come back home, regroup and take it from there.
"I’m still in Europe awaiting a repatriation flight but I will be back in South Africa soon,” Makudubela added.