The story of football is riddled with bittersweet tales, and this season it has been particularly tasty, as we have witnessed some players reviving their form and careers.
Today, the Fan Park crew looks at five players who have bettered themselves during the 2014/15 campaign…
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Orlando Pirates)
Last season wasn’t the easiest for Majoro… He first found himself benched at Kaizer Chiefs and a fall out with management saw him switch alliances to join Orlando Pirates in January 2014. His first six months saw him struggle to find his form, but this season has been a different story. With seven goals already to his name, Majoro is certainly proving to be a valuable asset for the Buccaneers.
Cole Alexander (Polokwane City)
The former Ajax Cape Town midfielder has found a new lease at life at Polokwane City, after having transferred to from the Mother City to Limpopo at the start of the current campaign. Alexander’s rough ride in Cape Town saw him pushed between several Cape clubs, but he has now found a purpose at Rise and Shine. Producing some solid and inspiring displays for City, Alexander has been integral to the club’s rise up the Absa Premiership table.
Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs)
Bullet’s story has been retold frequently this season, and it is certainly one that instils hope for players who are in similar situations. After being transfer listed back in July last year, Masango managed to defy the odds and has bounced back in emphatic fashion. With five goals and four assists in the league already this season, the winger’s form has largely contributed to Kaizer Chiefs’ unbeaten run this season.
Cuthbert Malajila (Mamelodi Sundowns)
The striker may have ended four goals short of last season’s leading goalscorer, Bernard Parker, with six strikes of his own, but Malajila has come out even stronger this season. His potent performances have seen him find the back of the net on seven occasions already, while also providing eight assists for his Sundowns teammates too.
Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs)
It could be argued that Khuzwayo never really had a season to compare to until now, but he is deserved of a spot on this list. It was never going to be easy filling in for the injured Itumeleng Khune, but he did so valiantly. Keeping seven clean sheets in his 14 appearances this term, Khuzwayo’s solidity at the back has also kept Khune on the bench, despite having overcome his latest injury.
It really is lovely to see how these guys have turned their season around. Do you think they will continue in this fine fashion?