Absa Premiership

Walters aims to reclaim CT City starting berth

2018-02-14 12:55
Shu-Aib Walters (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Veteran Cape Town City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters believes he is capable of producing his best form for the side despite playing second fiddle to Sage Stephens in the 2017/18.

The 36-year-old only recently returned to the starting line-up in the 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup, as well as the most recent 1-0 victory over Young Buffaloes in the CAF Confederations Cup.

Nonetheless, the Cape Town-born star remains philosophical about Stephens starting ahead of him and maintains he can still produce the goods for the Citizens this season. 

Speaking to the Sowetan, Walters said: "I understand it (playing Stephens) is for the club's vision. There are a lot of aspects they are taking into consideration.

"There will come a time where they will have to think for the future of the club. I was out for some weeks in October. It was not easy to just walk into the team while they were still doing well.

"I reckon that the injury also hammered my progress but am hopeful that I will return to top form soon."

Speaking about the away win over Young Buffaloes in Swaziland in the Confederations Cup, the keeper added: "This club was founded almost two years ago and to be part of the first squad to play in Africa for the first time in the club's history was amazing."

Walters will be hoping to play a part when City next travel to the FNB Stadium to face Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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