While the world laments the horror, COVID-19 has inflicted on ordinary life and competitive sports, AmaZulu attacking midfielder, Charlie Hlalele is thankful that making his 2019/20 debut is still within reach after being out for 13 months with an achilles tendon injury.
“I sustained an injury 2 weeks prior to the start of the season and it took me quite a long-long time to recover,” said 25 year old.
“It was a painful process, but I had to take it one day at a time. I had to do my rehab, my strength, and always tried to stay positive and disciplined.”
The Bloemfontein born man last featured for Usuthu on the 11th of May 2019 in an away encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic.
“Everyone knows, to be on the side lines for so many months is not easy,” said Hlalele.
With just six matches to go, Usuthu have it all to play for in order to ensure they stay in the top flight of South African football.
The former Tornado FC man has fingers crossed to impress his former MultiChoice Diski mentor Ayanda Dlamini.
“It’s just that I need to work on my full fitness. If I am lucky enough, I can win my spot in the team, the squad or even in the starting line up in one of the remaining matches,” he said.
AmaZulu still have to face Baroka FC, Bidvest Wits, Bloemfontein Celtic, Black Leopards, Stellenbosch and Highlands Park once the PSL season resumes.Share