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Christian - 'I Was A Doctor Khumalo Fan' 03/12/03
The 21 year-old left-back from Galvandale in Port Elizabeth has represented South Africa at under-17 and under-20 level, and is also a teammate of Peter Petersen in the under-23 national team.

This is what the Amagluglug player had to say&


Q: Where did it begin for you?

A: When I made the under-17 team I decided then to make football my career. I love the game and became more committed and trained on my own so that I could make it.


Q: Where did you play before you joined the Birds?

A: I was at Amazulu when Neil Tovey was there. I was just there for a season as Neil also left the club.


Q: And then where did you go?

A: Neil referred me to Gavin Hunt and I was invited for trials. That is basically how I made my move to Swallows. I told myself I'm in with another chance and I did my best to impress, so here I am.


Q: And what has been the highlight of your career so far?

A: Well, representing my country at all junior levels. It's great to be recognised as one of the best in South Africa, it's an honour which I hope to one day fulfill with Bafana Bafana.


Q: Have you always been a defender?

A: I started playing as a left-wing but coming to Swallows Gavin (Hunt) asked me to play in this role which I enjoy. It does not matter to me where I play on the left, midfield, wing or defence I can do it all.


Q: Who do you like playing against in the Castle Premiership?

A: I have an intense rivalry with Stanton Fredericks. I enjoy playing against him as I know him personally, but believe me we are not friendly on the field (laughs).


Q: We believe you live with Wits keeper Wayne Roberts. Is that not awkward when you play against them?

A: (hahaha) Only for Wayne when we win. Look we are professionals and respect each other. We don't see each other that much as our training times differ and we hang out with other friends here, but we are cool you know, no in-house fighting.


Q: When you were growing up who did you support and who was your favourite player?

A: Chiefs were a big team and while at school (Chapman High) you only heard or saw Doc, he was such a good player, and still is, very skillful and entertaining.


Q: Who do you rate as a good left-back in the Castle Premiership?

A: David Kannemeyer of Chiefs comes to mind, but there's not many players that specialise in this position. There are many right-backs though, Peter (Petersen), Jimmy (Tau), Phil (Evans), Lucky (Lekgwathi). Left backs, I can't think of that many.

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