Franklin Cale back in raining with Ajax Cape Town
Posted: 18 February 2016 Time: 11:45
Ajax Cape Town veteran Franklin Cale has resumed training with the Cape club, yet will have to wear a protective face mask after undergoing surgery.
The experienced winger underwent surgery two weeks ago to attend to a fracture suffered just above his cheekbone in his side’s 3-1 loss to Chippa United, yet has now resumed training, albeit with a protective mask on his face.
The 32-year-old admits it is a bit daunting, but is glad to be back on the pitch after his lay-off.
“It’s a little bit scary for me playing with a mask you know, but that’s why I’ve been training with it,” he tells his club’s official website. “I got it on Monday so it’s a little bit uncomfy, but I have to get used to it.
“It’s never easy when you get injured because you want to help your teammates. It’s not to just watch football. I was off for two weeks but the fitness is still there, I must just get back to playing ways now.”
Tenth-placed Ajax travel to Polokwane City in their next PSL fixture this weekend, with Cale – who should be available for selection for Saturday – wary of the threat posed by Rise and Shine, especially in the midfield.
“Polokwane are a difficult team, especially when you play away,” he said. “They are a similar team to us, but they are more compact in the middle and like playing forward passes. They’ve got some nice speedy players.
“We just have to go out there and be ourselves. We need the three points and they need it too, so it can be a game that can maybe go our way if we just stick to our plan.”
Kick-off at the Old peter Mokaba Stadium is set for 15:30.