Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Khama Billiat is eager to make up for lost time after recovering from a leg break that has kept his sidelined this season.
The 30-year-old was injured in January, leaving Chiefs short of attacking options upfront in what has been a challenging DStv Premiership campaign.
Amakhosi are currently in ninth place on the league standings as they prepare for a CAF Champions League group stage clash with Wydad AC this weekend ahead of facing Stellenbosch on Tuesday.
Reflecting on his season thus far, with one goal and five assists in 16 games, Billiat admits it's been a hard campaign.
He told the club's website: "It has been difficult. We are professional footballers and we always want to contribute by playing through hard and good times so you can grow as a person.
"I got injured against Maritzburg United and I never saw it coming. I have never been in a situation where I have had to miss so many games.
"It was difficult for me. I thought I would push myself harder and come back as soon as possible but I understand that everything happens for a reason. I thank God for the strength, and I feel better at the moment."
Billiat added: "I am back. Hopefully the coach will give me a chance. Thankfully I am training with the team. I just need to work on my fitness. As a player, it's your mentality and how hard you work so you can contribute to the team."