Mogaila eager to get minutes under his belt

TS Galaxy speedy winger Shaune Mogaila is back from his long lay-off and firmly focused on regaining his match fitness.

At the start of the year, Mogaila sustained a knee injury that ruled him out for three months but he has now fully recovered from his setback.

“My recovery process has gone well. I’m back now and training with the team fully,” Mogaila stated.

“I started my rehab two months ago. I started training with the team in the second week of April. It wasn’t full sessions but it was passing drills and then three weeks ago I started training with the team fully, playing 11 v 11 and getting involved.

“Now I’m back with the team. Last week, I traveled with the team to Polokwane,” Mogaila added.

He got injured when he was on song and banging in important goals for the Rockets.

“It’s been a long journey that I’ve been through. Some players can have up to nine months of not playing,” he explained.

“For me, it was three months. I had to keep my mind positive at all times. I’ve missed being in action. The most important thing is to focus on recovery.”

The competition for places in the team is currently stiff.

“Right now, the focus is to get fit again and regain my starting berth in the line-up. I’m working very hard towards that,” said Mogaila.

“There are five games left, I’m optimistic that I’ll get a few minutes under my belt. That is my ultimate goal and I’ll be happy if I can fulfill that,” he elaborated.

The speedy winger is optimistic that he will feature in the last five remaining league matches.

“The key in terms of regaining my match fitness is to do extra work and extra training. The games are coming thick and fast. There’s not enough time to feature in friendly matches.

“All I can do is to put extra work on my own so that when the guys are back I can match up to their fitness. There’s also not enough time for me to get gain match fitness because the focus is on planning for upcoming matches and there’s plenty of traveling in between,” Mogaila concluded.

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