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Ramovic – Why Galaxy Took Mokwena To Court

TS Galaxy head coach Sead Ramovic has explained why he, together with his club, filed a defamation case against Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena.

Earlier in the week, Galaxy filled a case with the Johannesburg High Court against Mokwena, as first reported by SABC Sport.

This publication has also seen the court papers, with Galaxy filing a case against Mokwena over his comments after their 3-0 win over Galaxy, when the Sundowns coach had claimed that he had received information that Ramovic had instructed his players to deliberately injure Bongani Zungu.

The latter had to come off following a tackle by Orebotse Mongae, which resulted in a red card on the night. After the match, Mokwena had alleged Ramovic had instructed his players to target Zungu because of a similar incident in the Carling Knockout Cup fixture, when a tackle by Zungu broke Bernard Parker’s leg.

The tension between Galaxy and Sundowns’ camps then erupted after their 1-1 draw on Tuesday, with both sides needing to be separated by police.

“He lied now that we showed a video before the game against Sundowns, three weeks ago and we told the players that should on purpose injure [opposition] players,” Ramovic told Robert Marawa on 947 when asked why they took Mokwena to court

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“So now I ask you, do you really think that my players would respect me if I would do this? Do you really think that my players would do this if I would tell them?

“How would the players think about me if I would tell them ‘Ey, we have to go and injure this kind of player on purpose’?

“Because this player, Zungu also has a family, this player also has to feed his family. So we would never do this.

“And this is very, very sad and bad. That’s why, this is the only thing why I actually had a problem with that. And I’ll stick to my principles – I’ll raise my voice if somebody tells a lie about me.”

When it was put to him whether he can categorically deny that he did tell his players to target Zungu during a video session ahead of the game – as Mokwena had alleged, Ramovic was very clear in his answer.

“That’s why we took it to the court, exactly. Why you think we took it to the court,” he added.

“I want to prove a point that he is practicing lying, because it’s not the first time and it’s very sad.

“Because when I talked to him [in the beginning] before all the incidents, he’s a nice guy. I don’t know what is happening, why he does it, I can’t answer it.”

Ramovic also stated that he would like a public apology from Mokwena, and they took the matter to court after the Sundowns coach didn’t respond to a letter to their club.

Mokwena, meanwhile, refused to discuss the matter after the Galaxy game when asked about the accusations he made about the Zungu tackle.

“I don’t wanna talk about anything, they have taken it to court, so let’s meet in court,” Mokwena stated.

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