Reeve Frosler opens up over Bidvest Wits turmoil prior to Kaizer Chiefs move


Widespread reports have long since suggested a fall-out occurred between Frosler and Wits hierarchy, and thus he was banished to train with the club’s SAB League team.

His last appearance for the Clever Boys came in April last year, after he managed to establish himself as a prominent figure in Gavin Hunt’s setup over the course of the 18 months prior.

However, after entering into the final year of his contract at the club, the 21-year-old rising star was suddenly dropped from the first team roster, with Hunt having previously alluded to issues between management and the player.

Now that he has joined Chiefs, Frosler, who is currently in camp with the national under-23 side ahead of the start of their Olympic qualifying campaign, has opened up over the difficulty he experienced amid his once budding career.

“It was difficult… I mean, mentally … You just want to play soccer. I went to a few [first team] games at the stadium but eventually I couldn’t do it anymore because I wanted to play and not sit in the stands and watch football,” Frosler tells

“When I saw the guys playing, I used to think, ‘I don’t want to be sitting here, I want to be on the field and playing,’ and that was very frustrating. But, thankfully, my family helped me get through it, I must admit. 

“My Mom and Dad back home [in Port Elizabeth], we had constant phone calls, even though sometimes I would say, ‘I don’t want to speak to you.’ There were a couple of fights with my Dad too, but I guess that’s part of it. 

“At least we got through it as a family, and my Jo’burg family helped me as well, so they’ve all been there for me and supported me throughout the past few months, and that’s what got me through it.”

Asked whether it was explained why he was separated from the Wits first team, Frosler admitted he just let it be, and says he is happy to be regaining his confidence at his new club.

“No, not really. It was just not seeing eye to eye, and eventually I got told to go down there, and it was fine. Some battles we can’t fight, we just got to take it with a pinch of salt,” he says.

“But I’ve definitely gained some confidence over the past month or two and I’m feeling in a good space, both mentally and physically as well.”