Kaizer Chiefs right back Reeve Frosler says he feels honoured to have been given the opportunity to showcase his talent at international level following Bafana Bafana’s success at the 2019 Cosafa Cup in Durban.
The 21-year-old returned from national team duty that saw Bafana Bafana lift the Cosafa Cup plate final after they defeated Malawi on penalties at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on 7 June.
The Amakhosi defender played for 70 minutes in Bafana Bafana’s defeat to finalists Botswana, and played the full 90+30 minutes in the plate final match.
‘It’s always a great honour to be selected to represent my country,’ Frosler told his club’s official website.
‘It’s also an opportunity for me to showcase my talent as a player at an international level.
‘We played according to plan, but did not convert our chances. I’m happy with the experience gained in the tournament.
Frosler admits that it was hard for him to accept being cut from the South African U23 squad who beat Angola in the Olympic qualifiers, but insists that he had to be professional and move on.
‘I missed out on the camp against Angola,’ he added. ‘It was hard to accept, but I’m professional enough and the reasons were clear. Remember I did not have much game time prior to the camp. I’m happy that despite that I was on the radar of the selectors. That’s encouraging for any player, and I’m grateful.
The Port Elizabeth-born right back joined Amakhosi during the January transfer window and has cemented his place in the fullback role at the club.
‘Being at Kaizer Chiefs is a big adjustment, but over time I have settled well and am getting to adapt in the setup,’ Frosler said.
Frosler added that he would like to wish both Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana the best of luck during their exploits in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) and Fifa Women’s World Cup respectively.
‘I would like to wish Banyana Banyana all the best in the Fifa Women’s World Cup. Banyana must use this world stage to express themselves and show the rest of the world how talented South Africans are.’
‘I wish the lads all of the best. Let’s go out there and do our best. Let the South African flag fly at the highest level.’
Reeve will take a few days off to rest before returning to the Chiefs Village to begin with the pre-season.
‘I look forward to spending some time resting back home in Port Elizabeth. But mostly I can’t wait to return to action. There’s a big challenge ahead of us in the new season. We have to make amends, do better and make our supporters happy,’ he concluded.
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