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Ramovic – Rulani Must Answer To God

TS Galaxy head coach Sead Ramovic has congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns for clinching the 2023/24 DStv Premiership title, however added that his Sundowns counterpart Rulani Mokwena will still have to answer to God.

Ramovic was speaking after his side’s goalless draw with Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday evening.

Sundowns defeated Kaizer Chiefs 5-1 in Soweto on Thursday to collect their seventh successive title with six games to spare, and Ramovic called Bafana ba style one of the best on the continent, saying even his side has a lot to learn from them and their goal is to challenge Sundowns.

Ramovic also addressed some of the issues between himself and Mokwena following their league match earlier in the week, where the Sundowns mentor alleged that he told his players to target Bongani Zungu after he injured Bernard Parker earlier in the season.

“A lot of respect to the club, it’s probably one of the best, if not the best team in Africa because they have this financial power, they also have fantastic players, a crowd, supporters everything is beautiful,” said Ramovic.

When asked about the recent claims by Mokwena and if Galaxy are launching an investigation into who may have leaked the alleged information to Sundowns, Ramovic said what Mokwena did was low and no matter how good the latter may be at his job, he still needs to answer to God about the kind of person he is.

“If a person lies what will happen? Imagine our player he already got threatened by some supporters. Imagine that you cannot handle and talk like this as a coach,” he added.

“I think it’s very low like I said but our ‘Mr Sunshine’ he has to know what he is doing but you will see guys that this is a made up story and it is not nice.

“And this is what we don’t like because again in my view the most important thing is to be a very nice human being. He can win so many titles as he wants and I wish him from my side the best.

“He should win the Champions League, he can win a lot of titles, he can be the best coach in the world, no problem. But what stands here is when you stand in front of God.

“I don’t think he will ask about your titles, I don’t think he will ask about anything else. He will ask how you ‘were you good as a human being’ and this is the most important thing in my view.

“Everyone has a different opinion fine but from my side how I was raised by my parents, always stick to the truth, never let anyone undermine you, disrespect you and put up some stories against you which are false.

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“And this is what I do, I stick to mine because I respect myself and of course if I see that somebody is lying then we have to come out. I will not put this on my side, me I would never, never ever say to anyone that they should proper go and injure a player.”

The German also told media in Polokwane that his club chairman Tim Sukazi is dealing with the matter after the club released a statement to say they want an apology from Mokwena.

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.