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Phakaaathi Reporter
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23 Aug 2017
2:02 pm

I studied Sundowns’ defence – Ramagalela

Phakaaathi Reporter

Polokwane City hero Rodney Ramagalela says he knew he would score against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Rodney Ramagalela of Polokwane City celebrates goal during Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City at Loftus Versveld Stadium. (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Ramagalela scored a brace against the Brazilians and helped Rise and Shine register a shock 2-1 win over the African champions at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday night.

“It’s a nice feeling to score against Sundowns. I knew I will score because I studied their defence. They are very slow and over-confident, and I said this my chance to score,” said Ramagalela after the game.

Ramagalela played for Sundowns between 2013 and 2015, but the striker says he had nothing to prove against his former employers.

“No, there is nothing to prove against Sundowns. As you know as Polokwane City, we are on a mission to be in top eight again.

“There was nothing to prove. Already they know what I can do, so there is nothing to prove against them.”

Ramagalela scored a brilliant goal to regain City’s lead after George Lebese equalised for Sundowns from the penalty.

The 28-year-old striker says there was nothing special about the goal.

“That one I scored I can say is one of the best, but I have scored similar goals before. I scored a similar goal when I was still playing for Sundowns against Ajax in Cape Town.

“I saw him [Denis Onyango] off his line when I turned, and I took a chance and it went in.”