DISKIFANS.com spoke to DISKIBABE and Bloemfontein Celtic Supporter Violet Mhlongo.
Name: Violet Mhlongo
Favourite Club: Bloemfontein Celtic
Favourite Player: Ryan De Jongh
Favourite Stadium: Dr. Rantlai Molemela Stadium
Favourite Car: Renault Clio
Favourite Music: Hip-Hop and Siwelele band songs
Favourite Phone: Samsung J7
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m quite and shy at times, but only when I am not comfortable around someone. I’m very fun and open to try new things (smiles) … and I’m always smiling… always.
When did you start supporting your team?
(Laughs) I would be lying if I said “years ago”… I used to watch televised Celtic games on SABC 1 when I was growing up and I always wanted to be part of the Siwelele family, but I had no chance as I was staying with my very strict grandmother who wanted to hear nothing of it… a lot of things happened last year and the greatest of it all is that I started attending games and supporting my team… so here I am!
How many jerseys do you own of your favourite club?
I have 10 jerseys so far…
What has been your favourite match you’ve watched since supporting your team?
(Laughs) It has to be the one we played against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium in August… I remember I was terrified that we might lose 2-0 to them as time was running out, but a miracle happened (smiles). We scored 2 goals in just 2 minutes! Now that was impressive!
Worst bad game you’ve watched?
Yoh, the worst game was during the Telkom Knockout in December last year when Bidvest Wits scored at the last minutes and claimed the title… I witnessed Celtic supporters crying at the stadium, which was quite heartbreaking… but yeah this year might just be our year. (Smiles)
Best place to watch your team is: Stadium, Home or Sports Bar?
Definitely Dr. Rantlai Molemela Stadium – I mean I get so much joy when I’m with my second family (smiles). I haven’t missed a home game so far and I don’t intend to do so because even when I’m sick I still go… absolutely nothing stops me.
You’re a very sexy lady. What is it that makes you sexy?
Well the fact that I am a young lady who loves soccer sooo much gotta be the reason hey. (Laughs)
How does a man go about stealing your heart?
Well that’s simple… just by acknowledging that I am loyal to my team. Never asking me to stay at home when there is a match… also by being a perfect gentleman in the most imperfect ways…
What do you do when not watching football?
Watching movies… I’m a huge fan of staying indoors.
What was your worst date ever?
So far I have had none…
What do you do on Friday or Saturday nights?
Sometimes I go out with friends and sometimes I just chill at home.
What’s the funniest thing a guy’s done to impress you?
Being weird and telling jokes… (laughs) I’m a sucker for that…
When you not working, what do you do for fun?
Honestly, my kinder fun is being in a stadium, singing and dancing for my Siwelele.
What makes a great party?
Drinks, great company, good music and lots and lots of dancing…
What’s your favourite restaurant or take-away order?
Oh my, it has to be Macdonald’s… I literally can’t get enough of their big mac.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I think the question should be what’s the craziest thing I haven’t done. (Laughs)
What else would you learn if you had the time to learn anything?
That a person is not to be trusted!!
Who do you admire most?
My aunt, she approaches everything she does with a 100%.
What would you like to achieve this year and beyond?
I just wanna live my life to the best of my ability cause I’m still very young.
Finally, what’s your dream job?
My dream job would be to become a traffic officer.