Rulani Mokwena: Mamelodi Sundowns Boss Issues Response to Sead Ramovic’s Accusations

Rulani Mokwena: Mamelodi Sundowns Boss Issues Response to Sead Ramovic’s Accusations

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 28, 2024 at 1:23 AM
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  • Rulani Mokwena has responded to TS Galaxy manager Sead Ramovic
  • Ramovic claimed the talk with Mokwena was filed with explicit language
  • Mokwena stressed the importance of mutual respect among coaches

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Rulani Mokwena, has offered a composed rebuttal to allegations levelled against him by TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic.

Ramovic had earlier refuted Mokwena’s assertion that he had spoken to Bafana Bafana's head coach, Hugo Broos. regarding the "African Mourinho" comment.

Contrary to the Sundowns boss' claim that Broos had apologized after their conversation, the TS Galaxy manager challenged the accuracy of the information.

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena. Photo: Phill Magakoe
Rulani Mokwena has slammed TS Galaxy boss Sead Ramovic. Photo: Phill Magakoe
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The German manager also disclosed the content of a phone call with Mokwena. He suggested that the Masandawana boss dialogue was riddled with foul language.

Following a triumphant third win in seven days, where Sundowns secured a convincing 3-0 victory over AmaZulu on Tuesday night, Mokwena appeared unfazed by the controversy surrounding him.

It was his first public address to local media since, Mokwena suggested the German manager was merely vying for public attention with his remarks.

“I’m wrong, I’m the bad guy. If I have to say something to Sead, again, I’ll pick up the phone and say it on the phone. I do not think that it is for the public, I don’t think,” he said, as quoted by iDiski Times.

He also used the opportunity to stress the importance of mutual respect among coaches and club owners within the football fraternity.

Meanwhile, Ramovic has vehemently stood by his accusations, challenging Mokwena's version of events and urging for direct confirmation from Broos.

“He [Rulani] never called Broos, and he [Broos] never apologised to Rulani. This is a big lie, but this is what I don’t deal with. Sundowns have to deal with a coach that put out some stories that are not true," he said, as quoted by SNL24.

He criticized Mokwena's conduct, particularly his intrusion into the Bafana dressing room after the third-pace AFCON 2023 match against Congo, questioning the respect shown towards colleagues.

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Sports Brief reported when Thembinkosi Lorch scored his first goal for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Sundowns beat Nouadhibou and booked a place in the next round of the CAF Champions League.

Lorch was on the scoresheet alongside Grant Kekana as the PSL side secured a deserving 2-0 win over the Mauratanian champions.

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