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Ramoreboli Surprised By Saleng Absence

Jwaneng Galaxy head coach Morena Ramoreboli said he was surprised not to see Monnapule Saleng introduced in their tie, as Galaxy knocked Orlando Pirates out of the CAF Champions League.

Galaxy booked their place in the group stages with a penalty shootout win after the tie ended 1-1 on aggregate, with Pirates only winning the second leg 1-0, the same scoreline Jwaneng won by in Botswana.

Ramoreboli said that he thought Saleng would be introduced, as Pirates were trying to stretch his team.

“I thought honestly speaking Saleng will come in, because how they were playing, I think it was more of his game, utilising that width more, creating those one-v-ones,” Ramoreboli said at the post match press conference.

“But maybe, for reasons known to the coach, and maybe because they’re playing the final, maybe the coach decided that he can’t risk all his players.

“But during the game, I thought Saleng will come in, because Pirates wanted to stretch us so that they can play into the box.

“So I felt that he was gonna give us a problem. Like it happened when Kimvuidi came, because I think they needed someone that can hold more onto the ball and Kimvuidi was giving them that.

“But I think again, it was a matter of, of trying to control areas. So we tried our best to control those areas.”

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