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Parker Makes Strong Ramovic Claim

TS Galaxy striker Bernard Parker is vouching for Sead Ramovic to coach a bigger club in future following an impressive 2023/24 showing.

Sead arrived at The Rockets in 2021, and has steered the side to a historic top eight finish in the 2023/24 campaign despite losing the core of his players.

There were suggestions that Ramovic would leave Galaxy for a bigger team in the previous term but the coach is remaining with the Mpumalanga-based outfit ahead of the upcoming season.

Parker has described the German mentor as an honest, sharing coach with strong values and great workmanship. ‘Die Hond’ as Parker is affectionately known in football circles, spoke to iDiski Times writer Lethabo Kganyago in edition 160 of the newspaper where he also explained Ramovic’s ways of being able to work with seemingly out-of-favour players who come from lower leagues, and/or matured and made them important members of the team as another sign that he is a man that can deliver.

“I really need to commend the coach for having such strong values,” Parker told iDiski Times.

“You know, this guy is so unbelievable in terms of keeping the core values within the team structure. And thank you to the chairman for supporting that. Thank you to the coach that he has got such a belief and such workmanship with his technical staff and the senior players. He shares everything.

“He is so honest, he shares everything. So, that has been the main thing for us to perform week in and week out at the higher level. That actually gave us more percentages in growth performance, growing in your performance and improving as well.

“And it is really not easy for any coach to get players from the NFD or free players who thought that they are not good enough. He brought the best out of them. Look at Vuyo Mere, look at myself and Lindo Mbatha. We are around 40 now. But we are always on the frontline.

“We are always being exemplary and what we do is just sharing the same core values and the same voice of what the coach wants to these youngsters. So, I believe maybe the coach really deserves to coach a bigger team because of what he does here year in and year out.”

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Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.