Shu-Aib Walters delights in return from injury

Shu-Aib Walters delights in return from injury
Shu-Aib Walters

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Feb 15, 2018. 14:30

Despite spending months on the sidelines owing to an injury, Cape Town City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters says playing in CAF competitions is amazing.

The Mother City-born keeper in South Africa has returned from injury and says it is not easy to just walk into the starting eleven.

Upon his return, Walters has served as the second choice to Sage Stephens until he was preferred ahead of the latter in the Citizens' last two games in the Nedbank Cup and CAF Confederation Cup last week.

The 36-year-old returned to the starting XI in City's 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits in the Ke Yona Cup first round last Wednesday and played against Swaziland’s Young Buffaloes last weekend.

"This club was founded almost two years ago and to be part of the first squad to play in Africa for the first time in the club's history was amazing,” he said to the Sowetan.

"I understand it [playing Stephens] is for the club's vision. There are a lot of aspects they are taking into consideration

"There will come a time where they will have to think for the future of the club.

"I was out for some weeks in October. It was not easy to just walk into the team while they were still doing well. I reckon that the injury also hammered my progress but am hopeful that I will return to top form soon."

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