“It is part of our development process to identify talent for the first team,” said coach Ernst Middendorp, “Blom is a different kind of player, one who works very hard on improving his game.”
Born in Dobsonville, Soweto, he’s known as a centre-back, but the German coach feels that Blom could also be positioned as a defensive midfielder.
“He could come handy in the holding midfield role,” the coach said. “It is for a coach nice to have such a flexible player in the squad. He is a very interesting player with a good profile.
“Njabulo started working with us when I arrived at the club in December 2018. He will learn more as we go along. And, if selected for the upcoming Under-20s World Cup, Njabulo will also pick up immense experience from playing against countries like Argentina.”
‘Stoppa’, as Blom is affectionately known, will join other graduates from the KaizerChiefs Youth Development Academy, like Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, NkosingiphileNgcobo, Happy Mashiane and Emmanuel Letlotlo.