Jonty Mark

By Jonty Mark

Football Editor


Ramovic – Maybe Sundowns must buy Mbappe, Ronaldo and Messi

'Maybe they must buy Mbappe, Ronaldo and Messi, if not they must take this highest education,' Ramovic told SuperSport TV.


TS Galaxy head coach Sead Ramovic felt his team had totally ‘outclassed’ Mamelodi Sundowns, as the Rockets came close to ending Masandawana’s unbeaten DStv Premiership record in a 1-1 draw at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday.

Ramovic wasted little time at having another stab at Sundowns’ wealth, after watching his side come within five minutes plus stoppage time of beating Rulani Mokwena’s side.

Puso Dithejane put Galaxy in front in the 78th minute, but a Peter Shalulile header in the 85th minute got a point for Sundowns, who are now just one game away from an ‘invincible’ season.

“We can see again, that you don’t only win with million dollar players,” Ramovic told SuperSport TV.

“You can also sometimes win with a million dollar attitude. We don’t have financial power like them, to spend over R200 million and to be outclassed and dominated the whole game, it is unbelievable, and a credit to my players.

“If they want to beat us again, maybe they must buy Mbappe, Ronaldo and Messi, if not they must take this highest education.”

Chaos

A fiery DStv Premiership draw ended in some chaos, as Ramovic and Mokwena refused to acknowledge each other as the final whistle blew.

Ramovic then became involved in a nasty argument with Sundowns physical trainer Sibusiso Mahlangu, while Mokwena was so incensed he had to be pulled away from any confrontation by Sundowns goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.

Mokwena and Ramovic have been at each other’s throats, metaphorically speaking, all season, and on Tuesday morning, Galaxy had gone to the Johannesburg High Court to file a case against Mokwena, who they accuse of making defamatory remarks after Sundowns’ 3-0 defeat of TS Galaxy on April 29.

Galaxy were left fuming by Mokwena’s comments after he suggested suggested Galaxy’s Orebotse Mongae had deliberately injured Sundowns’ Bongani Zungu, in an incident that saw Mongae sent off.

In October, Zungu was sent off during the Carling Black Label Knockout last 16 match between Galaxy and Sundowns, after a horrendous tackle that left Galaxy’s Bernard Parker with a broken leg.

This is just one of several unsavoury spats between Ramovic and Mokwena during the course of the season.

Both looked highly motivated to get a result during this match, with the celebrations from both sets of coaching staff when their side’s scored even more enthusiastic than usual.

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