Swallows’s leading goalscorer Ruzaigh Gamildien is delighted to be back in the Bafana Bafana set-up, almost eight years after his last call up.
Gamildien last received a call when he was still playing for Bloemfontein Celtic. Since then he has made 8 club moves, until joining Swallows at the start of the season.
But he was included in Molefi Ntseki’s squad for the Afcon qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan, and he couldn’t hold back his excitement.
“I’m very excited and obviously happy that I finally got the chance to represent my country once again. And ja, it’s just proof that hard work pays off. And ja, I’m just very excited and happy that I’m part of the setup,” Gamildien said after hearing the news.
“Obviously, if you’ve been called up to the national team, your job is to actually perform to your best and make a difference. So obviously, I would like to get a chance first of all, and then hopefully get the opportunity to score and make my country win at the end of the day.”
Gamildien has scored ten goals so far this season, five short of his target of the fifteen he set for himself at the start of the season.
“Ja, obviously, I set myself a realistic goal of scoring 15 goals, and I’m five goals shy of that. So obviously, I’m trying to pass that benchmark of the 15 goal benchmark in the PSL but ja, in the same breath, things are going to be very difficult because like teams are starting to study how we play, and my movements and all that stuff. But ja, obviously my next goal is to score more than 15 because it’s obviously reachable.”