He was nominated for the Absa Premiership Footballer and Midfielder of the Season awards a couple of seasons ago, but this Bidvest Wits star recently revealed that he was close to quitting football altogether.
Cole Alexander has been an integral part of Gavin Hunt's setup at Bidvest Wits this season, making 27-appearances in all competitions, however the midfielder has revealed that he was close to quitting the game before former Polokwane City coach Boebie Solomons came to the rescue.
The 30-year-old graduated from the Hellenic and Ajax Cape Town academy but struggled for game at the Urban Warriors, this saw him being sent out on loan spells at Vasco Da Gama and Chippa United respectively.
"That season before I joined Polokwane City, I was actually thinking of quitting football. There were no teams interested in me and coach Boebie Solomons at the time, he gave me a chance and once I moved there it was difficult to adapt because we were always training in the afternoon, it was so hot. It took me about two months to adapt and get used to the environment," he told the club’s IGTV during an interview.
The move proved to be a masterstroke for the Cape-born midfielder who spent two seasons at Rise and Shine before making the move to SuperSport United in 2016.