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Ramovic On Mojela, Nurkovic Form

TS Galaxy head coach Sead Ramovic says Lehlogonolo Mojela and Samir Nurkovic are the type of players that help clubs improve.

Nurkovic and Mojela have enjoyed impressive debut seasons at the Rockets with the Serbian arriving after more than a year inactive, while Mojela was roped in from second-tier side Casric Stars.

Both played crucial roles in their run to their Carling Cup final, fighting for a top-eight league spot and Nedbank Cup quarter-final at present, with a squad not many expected much from coming into the 2023/24 campaign.

Nurkovic has scored eight goals in 18 appearances, eight of which were starts, while Mojela has five goals and an assist in 17 starts in all competitions.

“Mojela and Samir and a lot of other players that came to us have great character, they want to improve themselves, they want to reach their goals, and this is the only way [we want],” Ramovic said.

“If the player doesn’t want to improve themselves, you as a coach don’t have a chance [to succeed] – if the player has an unhealthy lifestyle, lacks focus in training, how can you help him? It’s almost impossible.

“But if the player is very, very clear in himself and wants to achieve the next level, we are here to help them, if he helps himself, that’s what I always say, we have fantastic players, fantastic attitude – good characters who can win. This is what we’ve shown until now during this season.

“Yes we didn’t win the Black Label Cup, but we came close and this is also a step in the right direction.”

The Rockets could move into the top eight of the DStv Premiership if they secure three points over Royal AM on Wednesday.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.