Sifiso Hlanti's agent Sizwe Ntshangase has revealed has explained the player's performance since he returned from his career-threatening injury.
Hlanti missed almost the whole of the 2021/22 Premier Soccer League season due to a bad Achilles tendon injury.
Due to the injury, at the start of the 2022/23 campaign Hlanti's future at Kaizer Chiefs was thought to be in doubt.
Back to his old self, this campaign the 32-year-old Bafana Bafana international has featured in seven of Amakhosi's 12 official matches.
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That is in all competitions.
"If you can remember well Makhehleni Makhaula suffered the same injury when he was at Highlands Park, at the very same age as Sifiso," Ntshangase tells KickOff.
"I'm mentioning these two because they are both my clients and I know their lifestyle.
"The way they handle themselves off the pitch it's what makes them consistent on the pitch.
"The way you treat your body, rehabilitation, plus accepting you are injured...You will always find it easy to regain your form.
"Because remember, you sustained the injury while playing.
"For two seasons Makhaula's form has never dropped.
"Sometimes you find an injured player not focusing on his healing process as he is supposed be doing, he is not attending the sessions the way he is supposed to be doing.
"Injuries are stronger to players who are around 29 years and older compared to those who are 19 or 20."
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