After scoring the winning goal and delivering a standout performance in a match against Sekhukhune United last Wednesday, Edmilson Dove is eager to maintain his excellent form as Amakhosi prepare to host his former club, Cape Town City, in a DStv Premiership showdown at FNB Stadium this upcoming Tuesday evening.
The Mozambique international reclaimed his position in the starting lineup as the left-back, replacing S’fiso Hlanti, following a challenging period of injury, which he gratefully acknowledges is now in the past.
“Obviously, it wasn’t how I wanted the season to start for me. It is difficult, as a player, not to be on the field doing what we love, but I just had to deal with it in a positive way and try to focus on my recovery. I’m happy now that it’s a thing of the past and I am back with the gents,” he tells Chiefs website.
“It was amazing to come back into the team and contribute with a goal and a good performance,” he says.
“I have been eager to get back so when my chance came I wanted to play well and contribute to the team, and I am happy I did.
“Obviously, there are areas where I can improve. It wasn’t a 100 percent perfect game, but we learn every day.
“I should also give credit to my teammates because, at certain times in the match I felt a bit tired, this being my first game and lacking match fitness, but the guys kept pushing me and motivating me to keep going.”
“I want to thank the fans for always being with me. Even when I wasn’t playing, I always felt their love and care for me, which I appreciate very much.”