Anele Ngcongca is eager for the Absa Premiership season to resume.
The 32-year-old former Bafana Bafana international excelled for Mamelodi Sundowns this season prior to the enforced break as a result of the coronavirus.
Ngcongca feels he played his part in helping 'Downs into second place on the log standings, just four points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs and with a game in hand.
Reflecting on the lockdown, Ngcongca explained it was crucial to follow all regulations, while admitting his frustration.
Ngcongca told the TimesLIVE website: "Our leadership‚ the State President (Cyril Ramaphosa)‚ has spoken and it is up to us to follow the rules in these difficult times‚ and that is what we have been doing.
"But it is a bit frustrating for me because‚ if I look back‚ I think this has been the season where I feel like I have contributed the most to the team. I think my performances have been good and I have already helped the team to one trophy (the Telkom Knockout)."
He added: "Obviously‚ I have been sharing the cake with Thapelo ( Morena) - sometimes he plays ahead of me‚ it all depends on who we are facing and the coach's plans.
"With him injured now‚ that would have been more responsibility for me along with the young boy from the youth (Nicholus Lukhubeni).
"If Thapelo is still injured when the league starts again‚ I know I must step up. I am a senior player and that is the sort of situation I really enjoy. I like to have that responsibility."
Ngcongca, who has been on Sundowns' books since 2016, represented Bafana Bafana 53 times between 2009 and 2016.
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