The new midfield sensation of Moroka Swallows, Cecil Oersen, took some time off from his busy training with the Beautiful Birds to share with his life and times as a football player.
Last season's top goalscorer in the First Division spoke to Francis Makoni about his move to the Beautiful Birds.
FM: Hi Cecil, how are you finding life in your first season in the Castle Premiership?
Cecil: I am enjoy playing for the Birds and the two games that we have played against Ajax Cape Town has given me confidence in my ability.
I was lucky to play in those two games and that give me confidence and I am looking forward to keep on working very hard so that I play as many games as possible.
FM: Can you share with me and the readers me how you came to sign for Swallows?
Cecil: It was after my previous team Bloemfontein Celtic played against Sundowns in a Absa Cup clash that my coach told me that Gavin Hunt was impressed by my play and after that I signed a pre-contract with them.
FM: How was it joining Swallows after Celtic was promoted into the PSL?
Cecil: It is every player's dream to play in the top league and I was so happy that Celtic had been promoted but at the same time I knew I was not going to play for them. But the fact that I was going to play for a big team like Swallows was a bonus of my hard work with Celtic.
FM: How is it to play under Gavin Hunt?
Cecil: Hunt is a very fair coach, if one works hard, he rewards you with a place in the team and that makes every player work hard for that prize reward of playing for the Birds.
FM: How is the training at Swallows?
Cecil: Like I said before, Hunt is a coach who rewards hard work and that make me do my best at training. And also there are about three other players who play in the same position as me which makes it even tougher at training.
FM: How did your oprofessional career with Celtic come about?
Cecil: I used to play in the midfield for Young Tigers with the owner of Celtic and when he bought Celtic after they were relegated from the PSL, he asked me to join them.
FM: What is your worst moment in your football career?
Cecil: When Celtic missed promotion into the Castle Premiership League two season ago with just one point. There I was, thinking that my dreams had finally came true to play in the PSL and then realising that it was still a dream because of just a one point.
FM: What was your happiest moment in your football career?
Cecil: Winning promotion last season with Bloemfontein Celtic - that completed a stage in my football life as a player.
FM: Whom do you always look up in your life?
Cecil: My mother is one person who makes me want to achieve the best in my life. My father died when I was still young and she has been there for me. In other words my family, including my step-father has always encouraged me to concentrate on my career.
Even now that I am playing for Swallows, my step-father will always be there for me to encourage me as he always did in my career.
FM: Thank you very much Cecil and keep the Birds flying for the whole season.
Cecil: It has been a pleasure talking to you and I hope the results will keep going Swallows' way for the rest of the season.