We will return much stronger – Nurković

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In their last five Absa Premiership games before the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to what has been an exciting season, Kaizer Chiefs only managed to acquire seven points suffering a shocking 1-0 defeat at the hands of AmaZulu at FNB stadium in March.

Hitman Samir Nurković says despite the national lockdown which is set to end on April 30 being a setback, Chiefs will finish off the season strongly.

“As much as this lockdown may seem as a setback, I know it’s not permanent,” Nurković told the club’s official website – www.kaizerchiefs.com.

“After this we will return much stronger,” added the Serbian striker, who is amongst the League’s top goals scorers with 11 strikes, just three behind the PSL top scorer Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates. Picture courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs. 

The Absa Premiership has been suspended indefinitely and Nurković says at the beginning it was slightly difficult to adjust to training at home.

“I had to get used to training from home. I was concerned about my family and how the coronavirus will affect us all. I am satisfied to learn that my family (in Serbia) is safe and healthy. I wish them all of the best every day.

“Now I’m doing well. I have used this time to gain more mental strength. It is very important and I’m going to need this strength when we return to the field,” he said.

In his debut season with ‘Amakhosi’ and in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Nurković has become a fans’ favourite, putting up consistent performances week in and week out and playing a big role in a season where ‘The Glamour Boys’ look to end their long trophy drought as they are at the summit of the log standings with 48 points after 22 games, 15 wins, 3 draws and only 4 defeats.

Nurković has scored 12 goals in 24 games in all competitions this season with 3 assists. Picture courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs.

“I hope everyone is keeping well and safe indoors. I just want to urge everyone to be patient with this lockdown.

“The more we follow the regulations, the sooner the lockdown will be lifted. Remember, it is the right thing to do because our health is a priority. I look forward to seeing you from the pitch side,” concluded Nurković,

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By FARPost Reporter 

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