Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Brandon Petersen says he feels ‘on top of the world’ to be back on the field after being sidelined with a knee injury.
Since the the departure of Anssi Jaakkola, Petersen has made a remarkable recovery and is now Roger de Sa’s first choice stopper between the poles.
The 22-year-old says he feels excited to be getting much-needed game time under his belt and says he is working hard to continue helping the team.
‘It is good for me now, because it has obviously been a while since I played so many games after each other. It is a good feeling and I am feeling positive and good, even though the results aren’t going our way at the moment,’ Petersen told the Ajax website.
‘For me, as the games go by, I will only improve and we are doing a lot at training with match related stuff to improve ourselves. Right now, I am feeling on top of the world!
Petersen, who spent over a year sidelined due to a damaged ligaments says he is fortunate enough not to be affected by the injury.
‘Does the injury still affect me? Nope, I think I overcame that when I started training already. I told myself: “That is the in the past.” I haven’t really had any problems with my knee again,’ he added.
‘A lot of players after injury, especially knee injuries, tend to get small niggles. But I am fortunate enough to not have that. I don’t think about my injury too much – it is in the past.’
Ajax Cape Town will now take on Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership on October 15.
The match at Moses Mabhida Stadium kicks off at 18:00.
Image: Ajax Cape Town website