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Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
6 Feb 2019
10:53 am

Ramagalela slams ‘disrespectful’ Polokwane City

Phakaaathi Reporter

Rodney Ramagalela has shared his thoughts on being frozen out of the Polokwane City team.

Rodney Ramagalela celebrates his brace during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on August 22, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Ramagalela was exiled after he refused to extend his contract with Rise and Shine, with his current deal expiring in June.

The Highlands Park-bound striker says he can’t get a straight answer out of the club’s chairman about why he is not allowed to play or participate in training sessions.

“As a player I am hurting, I have waited for a month and I still don’t know what is happening. In Wednesday’s meeting I thought they would tell me ‘this is the way forward’. I called the chairman asking about the meeting he told to speak to the assistant coach but the assistant coach told me he doesn’t know what is going on we must wait for the chairman,” said Ragamalela in a video shared by LimSportsZone on social media.

“I felt as a player I am not being respected. I am sitting and watching training, I don’t know what is happening I am waiting for the chairman.

“We can’t allow this to happen. This is so embarrassing and disappointing, what have I done which they are not telling me? I think I was supposed to be protected by my coaches. The coaches failed to protect me on the day. It’s embarrassing for Polokwane to treat me like this.”

The 29-year-old added that the club had forgotten his contribution to its success over the years.

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