Fact File - Ruzaigh Gamaldien

Celtic’s Dynamic Midfielder Hoping To Continue His Great Form From Last Season

Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Ruzaigh Gamaldien played a key role in Siwelele winning the Telkom Knockout last season, and now he is hoping to transfer his form for Masokolara to the league this season.

Personal Information
Full names: Ruzaigh Gamaldien
Date of birth: 4 April 1989
Place of birth: Cape Town
Nickname: Zaikey
Position: Midfielder
Jersey no: 23
Club: Bloemfontein Celtic
Previous Clubs: Maastrosfontein (amateur), Santos Development, Milano United.
Honours: 2012/13 Telkom Knockout with Celtic, 2 caps with Bafana Bafana

Who do you think is the world’s best player?
I like Cristiano Ronaldo, because he uses both feet well and he is got power and so on, but everyone knows (Lionel Messi) is a magician. Messi is in a class of his own and a player like that won`t be born again in 50 years.

Why are our strikers failing to score more than 20 goals per season in the Premiership?
I think it is difficult in the league, because teams tend to man-mark a lot and go as far as putting two defenders on you, so finding space and scoring is more difficult as compared to leagues where players easily get to double figures, like Spain where the focus is attack.

I know going to play in Europe one day is one of your dreams, are you aware that some of the countries, especially in the Eastern areas, have major problems with racism in football?
I know, but I can survive in that kind of environment.

What are the three European destinations, in order of priority, you would like to move to?
Firstly, England because it has the best league in the world, maybe because it`s the financial power. Then it would be Spain because their teams have been dominant on the European stage, and lastly France.

No sex before marriage-your views?
I think that nowadays that thing is no longer working. Depending on the couple and how they interact, maybe you can wait until marriage. But in this new generation I doubt it, unless they are Christians.

Ok what is the right age to get married?
30, personally.

Do you believe in muthi?
If muthi works, an African team could have won the World cup by now, if Lionell Messi uses muthi, what kind of muthi is he using? I believe muthi doesn`t work. It`s about hard work, luck and the belief you can do it.

What does Christmas mean to you?
It means a lot to me because I spend most of my time away from my family and Christmas is the time I am sure to be with them.

What are you aiming for this season with Bloemfontein Celtic?
I hope we can win at least one cup, personally, contributing to the team`s success will mean a lot to me.

I want to know the reason behind your form?
I can`t really put down to something specific, but I would say that I have lots of confidence. I have also been focusing more on my strong points this season, things like using my strength properly.

Who is the worst and best dressers in the team?
Eish, this is a tough one and the guys will kill me. Let me just say everyone in the team dresses well.

When last did you have a bad dream?
I remember the one time I dreamt that I had a lot of money and I was enjoying it with my family. I was so disappointed when I woke up and found that it was all just a dream, but I believe that good things come to those who wait. So maybe it`s still coming.

What do you think of your captain Thabo Nthethe`s inclusion in Bafana Bafana?
Honestly, I think Thabo deserves his place in the squad. He is one of the most consistent players in the PSL. He always leads by example and he always gives 100%.

Well Boet, thanks for your time and best of luck at Celtic.
Thanks. Me broer.