Midfielder Cole Alexander has expressed his absolute joy in playing in front of Kaizer Chiefs’ fans in the stands.
This comes after Amakhosi’s faithful returned to the stadiums during their home clash against SuperSport United and the away encounters with Stellenbosch FC and Golden Arrows.
However, the Soweto giants lost all three league matches. The SuperSport one spelt the end of Stuart Baxter’s second tenure as Chiefs coach, while Arthur Zwane was in charge of the other two.
“For me, it was an amazing experience. I know it wasn’t full capacity, and the stadiums are allowed 50%, but even with those numbers at the stadium, it was an amazing feeling,” Alexander told the club’s official site.
“It’s like a renewed energy that comes with it. You step onto the field, just inspecting the field, and you hear the fans going on. It gives you that extra energy, that extra motivation, and that is a big advantage for us as players.
“Unfortunately, we did not manage to get the result, but their support and their energy was superb, and it really felt great. I can only imagine how nicer it will be if the stadiums are filled. It’s just been a pleasure to play in front of a crowd, and for me, it’s a huge advantage.
“For me, I had so much motivation to play in Cape Town because of my family and my community coming to watch me. Being away from home and having the majority of fans still supporting us, making noise and backing us, even being 1-0 down, that, for me, was amazing. The fans still stood behind us.”
On Saturday, the Glamour Boys face Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership at the FNB Stadium, scheduled for 15h00.