Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic has reflected on his long-awaited return to the pitch as he looks to inspire an upturn in form.
The Serbian striker recently returned to DStv Premiership action after four months on the sidelines with a groin injury and found the back of the net in his first start of the season against AmaZulu.
Nurkovic followed on his match-winning display with an assist in the 2-1 victory away to Cape Town City and has paid homage to the Chiefs technical team for their role in his recovery.
"It felt fantastic to be on the field after a long time, after surgery and four months of recovery and now I'm finally back on the field and really happy," he said.
"The doctors and technical team helped me [to regain fitness] in that four-month process of recovery, so two months it was just easy sessions.
"After that with physios, we prepared so that I can feel better so that when I return to the field I can give one hundred percent."
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The 28-year-old admits it was a moment to savour to get some game-time against the Team of Choice before opening his account against Usuthu last week.
"It felt fantastic after a long time, a tough three months for me, it was nice to be back," Nurkovic said about his scoring return.
"Like I said millions of times, my job is to be upfront and to score goals and thank God I scored that goal in my first game after a long time, the feeling was unbelievable. I'm happy I could make a contribution to the victory."
Nurkovic has scored 15 goals and registered seven assists in 35 games across all competitions since joining Amakhosi in July 2019.