Albert Kometsi has recently completed his move from Cape-based side Hellenic to the Moroka Swallows camp and the Virginia-born midfielder took time out to speak to Morokaswallows.com about what he hopes to achieve this season.
I am very happy about my move to Swallows. I was very young when I started out at Hellenic and feel that I achieved all that I could at that club. Although I don't mean to disrespect my former employees, I feel that at Swallows there are many more quality players in the squad, which means that I have to fight even harder to earn my place in the starting line-up.
This competition will be good for me as I cannot ever afford to relax and I expect to be able to lift my game to another level while playing for the Beautiful Birds.
Having experienced guys such as Denis Lota, Goodman Mazibuko and Gary McNab around is also a great help as I can learn a lot from them.
Also, the fact that I previously played under coach Gavin Hunt while still at Hellenic has made it easier for me to settle in because I know what he expects of me and I enjoy his coaching methods.
My personal aims for this season are to secure my place in the team. I am not even thinking about playing for Bafana Bafana yet - that will come naturally if I play well.
However, I do have 28 Amaglug-glug caps to my name and am looking forward to earning a few more as I am still only 21. I would love the chance to represent my country at the Olympic Games in Athens next year.
As far as my aim for the team goes, I cannot promise that we will win the league, but I will do all that is possible to try and achieve that goal. With the team that we now have I know that we can expect to at least finish in the top four as well as possibly win one of the cup competitions.
At the moment I am still recovering from my ankle injury. I actually trained with the team today (Monday), but I took things a bit easy as I do not want to rush back too soon. I hope too resume full training next week.