Kaizer Chiefs news: Samir Nurkovic reflects on return from injury

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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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5. Peter Shalulile – 9 goals
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2. Ruzaigh Gamildien - 11 goals
4. Mduduzi Mdantsane - 9 goals
4. Mduduzi Mdantsane - 9 goals
6. Themba Zwane - 9 goals
6. Themba Zwane - 9 goals
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1. Bradley Grobler - 13 goals
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7. Velemseni Ndwandwe - 7 goals
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3. Thabiso Kutumela - 9 goals
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8. Victor Letsoalo - 7 goals
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9. Stanley Dimgba - 7 goals

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.