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Blom Enjoys Impressive MLS Debut

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom enjoyed an impressive debut in Major League Soccer as Bradley Carnell secured history for St Louis City SC.

Blom started the match on the bench against Austin FC but was called upon after only 17 minutes due to an injury to Indiana Vassilev.

And the Bafana Bafana midfielder didn’t disappoint with an energetic midfield display as they won their first-ever game in the MLS with a last-gasp 3-2 victory.

The newly formed franchise led by former Chiefs and Bafana left-back Carnell will no doubt take massive confidence with the win over last season’s fourth-placed side.

Blom will also be aiming to take his eye-catching start to life in the United States to the next level and earn a start when they face off against Charlotte next week Sunday.

Fellow South Africans Tsiki Ntsabeleng (FC Dallas) and Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United) were also in action, with the Bafana forward coming up on the winning side 1-0 in their league opener.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.