Posted on November 30, 2011 14:41
Talented Ramson Zhuwawo chats about the little things that amuse him as a footballer, and how his adopted motto: 'the best or nothing' benefits him off the field.
The Zimbabwean international midfielder took time from the normally busy schedule to speak to AmaZulufc.net’s Brilliant N Mkhathini and this is how the conversation went.
AmaZulufc.net: How has Durban treated you since moving in the city last season?
RZ: Life is okay man. I think Durban is a nice place to live in because I can concentrate on my football career.
AmaZulufc.net: Do you ever miss home?
RZ: I do miss friends back in Zim, but some of these things I have to live with and move on because I’m here to work.
AmaZulufc.net: Does having teammates like Carlington and Tapuwa around fill any space left by not always being around friends from back home?
RZ: We do hang out a lot because we live near one another’s places. Most of the times we’ll be together and just chill, the three of us with our families like this past weekend we had a braai.
AmaZulufc.net: Besides that what other way do you unwind?
RZ: Most of the time I just take a nap. I like to take a rest and also watch movies.
AmaZulufc.net: Word is that your Zulu is not that fluent than that of your Zimbabwean compatriots yet you’re sometimes mistaken for a local, any comment?
RZ: Ahh...I can understand a bit of Zulu. Well Carlington can easily adapt to any situation that is his only advantage which helps him speak any language but at least I can speak Portuguese, Shona, English and a bit of Zulu, at least.
AmaZulufc.net: Not so long ago you were driving a teammate’s old Toyota Tazz, what an upgrade to a Mercedes?
RZ: Like the advert says it’s either the best or nothing. So if you’re not driving a Mercedes its better you don’t drive anything (laughs). The best or nothing!
AmaZulufc.net: Back to the football. Best player in the world?
RZ: Steven Gerrard because of his work ethic and that he brings to Liverpool and the way he plays.
AmaZulufc.net: Have you set yourself any goals for this season?
RZ: This season I’d like to be among one of the best players at AmaZulu. Also just to help the team to finish in a respectable position, maybe the top four because it is possible.
AmaZulufc.net: Which match this season would you say you enjoyed?
RZ: Well...I’d say the home match against Bloemfontein Celtic, it was a nice match for us to win 2-0. And the derby against Golden Arrows - that was a good morale booster for us because we’re now trying to move up.
AmaZulufc.net: How do you deal with a disappointing result like perhaps the recent team’s 1-0 home loss against Black Leopards?
RZ: I just go and look at the match from the videos and just pin point where I was not doing good and work on it, so that when I come back on training the following week I’m focused into striving to be a better player.
AmaZulufc.net: How do you see the team doing against Platinum Stars and Maritzburg United today?
RZ: I think we’re going to get away with some good results in those games because we’re focused on getting on a respectable position and we’re taking it one game at a time.