As always Kaizer Chiefs have run the gauntlet of the lottery of injuries to key players at inopportune times this season, but Amakhosi’s squad versatility and depth is beginning to pay off handsomely.
In the absence of S’fiso Hlanti and Sbusiso Mabiliso at left back, Reeve Frosler swopped from his usual right back position to the left against Maritzburg United this weekend – and did so with aplomb.
“I don’t mind playing either right or left, it was just nice to play again and for me personally I hope to keep working hard and to get some more game time,” Frosler told said after a welcome start in the 1-0 win on the road against Maritzburg.
Frosler was happy with the way he and his Amakhosi teammates stood their ground and fought for the three points against Maritzburg in what was a “nice physical game to play”.
Now, they face another KwaZulu-Natal team in AmaZulu at home at FNB Stadium on Wednesday in the DStv Premiership.
“There’s not been much time to prepare, but we’ve played AmaZulu before and have a good idea of how they play. We know a bit about what they have to offer, we will just look to go again on Wednesday and look to get maximum points again,” says Frosler.
The form of Njabulo Ngcobo has been crucial to a Chiefs run, which has seen Amakhosi win four of the last five games as they gather good league momentum.
After a tricky start, Ngcobo is beginning to adapt to his role as a defensive midfielder for Amakhosi, picking up the man of the match honours against Maritzburg.
“We’re getting there as a team, for now we are doing okay. I’m getting used to playing in the midfield,” Ngcobo told the club’s official website.
Ngcobo has been buoyed by Chiefs’ recent league form and is looking to maintain that momentum at home in midweek against Usuthu.
“For us getting three points means a lot. Our performance is boosting us. We need to keep working hard and maintain what we’re doing, so we can get maximum points (against AmaZulu),” concluded Ngcobo.