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Ramovic – My Team Is Not Getting Headlines

TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic has blasted the so-called football experts in the country, saying his team has done well this season but they don’t get the credit they deserve.  

Galaxy reached the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 with a routine 2-1 win over struggling Golden Arrows at the Mpumalanga Stadium on Friday night. 

They are also lying seventh on the DStv Premiership table with 24 points after 16 matches.  

They are the only club to have won all of their last four games across all competitions, beating Arrows thrice in a row.  

The club’s this season success is even more respectable after they lost seven key players to Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Cape Town City.  

Despite the departure of these key players, they still reached the final of the Carling Knockout Cup in December, losing to Stellenbosch FC on penalties.  

Their good run and the lack of acknowledgment from the media has left Ramovic, who is the second longest-serving coach in the PSL at one club, somewhat disappointed.  

“I think my players now deserve a lot of credit and attention from the experts, if they are they are the experts, I don’t know,” Ramovic said.  

“I think now, if they don’t see this kind of thing because it is not easy in this league to win four games on the trot, if my players don’t get credit or attention, when then? I think other teams, if they win five games in a row will be headlines and headlines.”  

In the post-match interview with SuperSport TV last weekend after they beat Arrows 3-1 in the league match at Mbombela Stadium, Ramovic again lambasted the so-called experts, especially those from the paying channel, saying they are not talking much about his team, but he will keep on doing his job until they acknowledge his side. 

Thato Khiba has been superb as a midfielder for Galaxy along with veteran and versatile Mpho Mvelase, who scored the winner against Arrows with a towering header in the second half on Friday.  

Kganyana Letsoenyo, who was ditched away by Stellenbosch, provided an assist for the first goal against Arrows in the Ke Yona Cup, his sixth already this season and more than any other defender.  

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“I don’t want any credit, it’s not for me,” reiterated Ramovic. 

“I must give credit to my staff, to my whole club; the players are the ones who are doing the work on the field. But I believe that they don’t get the credit they deserve.

“We came to the final, we were very unlucky to lose the final. After that, many of the ‘experts’ thought that we would drop down after this kind of mental game that we lost.  

“But you can see the team now really reacted. Four games in a row to win, in this league, is not easy at all.

“I am pretty sure that if it was any other team that won four games in a row, they would be big headlines and big things.”

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.