Cole Alexander eager to get going at Bidvest Wits
Posted: 7 July 2018 Time: 14:00
Midfielder Cole Alexander plans to put himself “on the map again” at new club Bidvest Wits.
The 28-year-old is looking forward to a fresh start after toe and hamstring injuries curtailed his ambitions at former team SuperSport United.
“I set a few goals for myself at SuperSport, which I did not achieve and that was disappointing from a personal point of view, you know,” Cole told KickOff.com, referring to an 18-month spell at Matsatsantsa, which ended in January.
“But that’s all in the past and I’ve worked extremely hard to regain my fitness.
“I can safely say that I’m stronger than I ever was in my career and ready to put myself back on the map again.”
Wits, who started their pre-season two weeks ago, have also strengthened their squad with attacking players like Bantu Mzwakali, Haashim Domingo and Deon Hotto.
The Ajax Cape Town product says he’s under no illusions as to the challenge that lies ahead in trying to gain regular game-time under coach Gavin Hunt .
“Wits has always been a quality side and this season is no different,” Alexander added.
“We have a big squad and good mixture. We have quality, and players that are young in age but vastly experienced.
“Importantly we have depth and a squad that could be very competitive.
“Therefore there’s no time for complacency and one needs to be on your toes at all times, which is a good thing.
“That’s why I need to work extremely hard to secure a place in the team and to add value.
“Ultimately it’s up to us as players to show our hunger and desire to play for our coach Gavin Hunt.”
Alexander also haven't given up on wearing the national team jersey again.
The former Polokwane City man received only his second call-up for Bafana Bafana during last season’s COSAFA Cup campaign when he came in for then-injured winger Aubrey Ngoma.
“Of course not. To play for my country remains my ultimate goal ... to represent my nation with pride and to add value, just like I want to add value with my club Wits,” Alexander concluded.