Ruzaigh Gamildien’s scorcher for Chippa United towards TS Galaxy within the Nedbank Cup on Wednesday was a well timed reminder of his qualities as he seeks to as soon as once more rebuild a profession in South Africa’s top-flight.
The 30-year-old’s capacity has by no means been unsure‚ however his dedication to an expert profession has been questioned prior to now.
He hopes that’s all behind him now that he’s again the place he feels he belongs‚ among the many elite sides in South Africa.
Gamildien was a January seize for Chippa from second-tier Steenberg United‚ returning to the membership he final performed for final season earlier than being shipped off to Cape City.
He has performed for eight groups within the final 9 years‚ together with Bloemfontein Celtic‚ AmaZulu‚ Ajax Cape City and Chippa within the top-flight‚ to go together with 4 within the second-tier‚ however he was solely on the first two for longer than a season.
“I scored 11 targets [in 15 starts] at Steenberg this season‚ which is an effective achievement and the perfect run of targets I’ve had in my profession‚” he says. “It’s boosting my confidence and my efficiency. Every little thing goes nicely.”
He admits his return to Chippa got here as one thing of a shock‚ however his mandate from the membership is evident.
“I’ve been introduced in to assist the staff rating targets. That’s my job‚ to assist the staff go ahead and win video games. I’m simply working as laborious as attainable to do my job and work laborious at what I’m paid for.”
His objective towards Galaxy in his second match again at Chippa was an outstanding strike‚ and he’s hopeful it’s the first of many.
“It’s good to interrupt my duck so early‚ hopefully I can decide up extra video games and assist the staff transfer ahead.
“In the intervening time it’s simply my second recreation‚ however myself and [fellow striker Augustine] Kwem are working on daily basis to get that mixture spot on. Hopefully it’s going to produce extra targets.”
Chippa are subsequent in motion once they journey to Mamelodi Sundowns within the league on February 15.