The 27-year-old goalkeeper is on the lookout for a team after failing to earn a contract at National First Division side Baroka FC, where he had been training for some time.
Read: Baroka Invite Mabena For Trial
Mabena’s agent Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi of Rush Hour Sports Management confirmed to the Siya crew that his client started training with FC Cape Town this week.
"FC Cape Town need an experienced goalkeeper, so they invited Mabena for a trial," Mulovhedzi told the crew.
"He started his training this week and is doing well so far and hopefully he will get a contract," added Mulovhedzi.
Mabena has played for a number of teams in the past, including Free State Stars, Carara Kicks and Mpumalanga Black Aces. His experience could be vital for FC Cape Town who are looking to keep their NFD status.
The Cape side is currently second from bottom after collecting just six points in 10 matches played so far this season.
View: The National First Division standings
By Khaya Ndubane
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