Rulani Mokwena Accused of Making Carling Knockout Cup Excuses by TS Galaxy Boss Sead Ramovic

Rulani Mokwena Accused of Making Carling Knockout Cup Excuses by TS Galaxy Boss Sead Ramovic

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at December 1, 2023 at 7:49 AM
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  • Rulani Mokowena has been criticised by Sead Ramovic for making excuses after their cup tie
  • The Bosnian coach is preparing his TS Galaxy team for their Carling Knockout Cup semi-final
  • TS Galaxy defeated Mamelodi Sundowns en route to their final-four encounter with Amazulu

The taste of sour grapes can leave a lingering memory. TS Galaxy coach, Sead Ramovic has given his frank assessment of Rulani Mokwena's comments in the aftermath of their Carling Knockout Cup penalty shootout.

The Rockets had taken an early 2-0 lead but Sundowns clawed their way back to burgle an equaliser deep into injury time, only to be beaten in the shootout.

Rulani Mokwena,Sead Romovic, Carling Knockout Cup.
Rulani Mokwena was called out by Sead Ramovic for the way he handled Mamelodi Sundowns' Carling Knockout Cup defeat. Photo: @Xoliswa_Dambuza and @SkepeMatsebane.
Source: Twitter

In his now infamous 'who cares' rant, Mokowena had a list of grievances including the scheduling and player availability following an international break.

Ramovic was asked about the comments in the build-up to TS Galaxy's Carling Knockout Cup semi-final when he labelled the 'Downs coach as 'disrespectful'.

The Bosnian boss made note of Sundowns' expensive signings who played against TS Galaxy and stated he was upset at not being given credit for the result.

As reported by SABC Sport, Ramovic said:

"He came up with an excuse to disrespect my staff, my players and myself. I think he also disrespected his own team and his own players. I think the team that played against us can win the league."

However, the straight-shooting coach will need to look ahead if he is to get the Rockets back into a cup final.

Amazulu will be a tough opponent at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, a venue where they trounced KZN rivals, Golden Arrows by three goals to none.

Kickoff in Durban is at 3pm local time.

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Previewing the Carling Knockout Cup semis

Sports Brief recently compiled a preview of this weekend's Carling Knockout Cup semi-finals.

Stellenbosch travel to KZN to Richards Bay to face the Natal Rich Boys on Saturday, December 2.

The following day, it will be the turn of TS Galaxy and Amazulu to battle for a place in the final.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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