Reeve Frosler made a return to action after a lengthy lay off due to injury as he appeared as an 84th minute substitute in Kaizer Chiefs’ last DStv Premiership encounter against Stellenbosch FC this past Saturday. Frosler had been on the sidelines since November and missed 14 games in all competitions in that time. He featured in Chiefs’ first two league games before injury sidelined him. He is now looking forward to getting vital minutes on the field as he builds his way to full fitness.
Commenting on his recovery after the team’s final training session on Monday morning ahead of their league clash against Baroka on Tuesday, an upbeat Frosler said: “I’ve recovered very well, the doctors and physios are happy.”
The right-back has played in 26 games in all competitions for Amakhosi last season and has set himself the target of using all the time he gets given by coach Gavin Hunt to play and build himself back up to full fitness.
“I feel great,” he divulges. “I just need to build the confidence up again, and that will happen with game time. I want to get stronger and stronger and try and get in some minutes to get fit again.”
Having finally comeback, Frosler is happy to have put a difficult period behind him, including and the frustration of having to watched matches from home.
“During his recuperation period, it is always difficult watching from the stands,” he confesses. “I don’t like watching from the stands or from home – I prefer watching from the bench. It was hard, but it was nice to see the guys come together and keep going. As we started working together, we started receiving better results.”
With his confidence back up, an eager Frosler is hoping to get some time against Baroka on Tuesday and has been keeping an eye on them.
“Baroka are a good team,” comments Frosler. “They know how to make life difficult for you. They are a team who are not shy to play. They lost their last game, so they obviously out to get a victory which will obviously be very difficult for us. We just have to stick by each other and go forward.”
With Frosler back to open up options for Amakhosi coach Gavin Hunt Chiefs will be looking to continue with their four-game unbeaten run in the league. Victory against Baroka can help Chiefs climb up the log standings.
The game will be at 17:00 on Tuesday at FNB Stadium and will live on DStv Channel 202.