The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder has joined PSL side AmaZulu.
Tshabalala is the marquee signing, unveiled along with ex-Orlando Pirates trio of, Luvuyo Memela, Augustine Mulenga and Xola Mlambo, among others yesterday.
The 36-year-old has been a free agent since he returned from a short stint at Turkish side BB Erzurumspor.
He brings tons of experience to a new-look Usuthu team, now under the ownership of businessman Sandile Zungu, who bought the lucrative PSL franchise from the Sokhela family.
Tshabalala has won two league titles with Amakhosi in a career spanning 11 years and over 200 appearances.
He has won 90 international caps, and has made three World Cup appearances.
He was nominated for the Fifa Puskas Award for the wonder goal he netted for South Africa in the opening 2010 World Cup match against Mexico.
” It’s a new chapter for me and I’m hoping to make the most of the opportunity to join this team, ” said Tshabalala.
”I’ve had quite a several other offers from abroad. But I here because I want to be here and not because I need to be here.”
Zungu jas made it clear he is eyeing a top-four finish in the upcoming DStv Championship.
”A top-four finish? I wouldn’t its impossible,” Tshabalala said.
“It’s a challenge and I’m up for a challenge.”