JOHANNESBURG – The reborn Eric Mathoho credits his mental strength for his ability to bounce back stronger from his injury to become a vital cog in the Kaizer Chiefs armoury.
The centreback has not only solidified the club’s defence, but he has also pitched in with goals in Chiefs’ bright start to the 2019/20 season. Mathoho will look to add to his two goals when Amakhosi host Polokwane City at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
This will be a clash between two of the best teams in the league so far. While Chiefs are driven to end a four-year barren run, Rise and Shine have had a smooth transition from Jozef Vukusic to Zlatko Krmpotic’s era.
The four games Mathoho has played this season is the same number of games he played last season due to an ankle and a groin injury.
“It’s very hard sometimes to come back from an injury stronger,” Mathoho said. “It’s very difficult. But I told myself that I have to come back stronger from the injury. It wasn’t easy but I worked hard to be back. I told myself that I have to come back as the Tower that people knew.