Pogiso Sanoka: TS Galaxy Skipper Addresses Sead Ramovic - Rulani Mokwena Rift

Pogiso Sanoka: TS Galaxy Skipper Addresses Sead Ramovic - Rulani Mokwena Rift

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 28, 2024 at 8:15 PM
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  • Pogiso Sanoka has spoken on the ongoing Mokwena-Ramovic beef
  • TS Galaxy manager Sead Ramovic has been critical of Rulani Mokwena
  • The Sundowns boss rebutted by calling the German an attention-seeker

TS Galaxy captain, Pogiso Sanoka, has shed light on the ongoing friction between head coach Sead Ramovic and Mamelodi Sundowns boss Rulani Mokwena.

Following Ramovic's recent criticism of Mokwena, alleging disrespectful behaviour during a heated phone conversation after their clash in the Carling Knockout, tensions have escalated.

The Sundowns’ manager attributed his team’s loss to missing key players on international duty, a statement the Galaxy boss deemed undermining his squad.

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Pogiso Sanoka says TS Galaxy players can't control beef between Sead Ramovic and Rulani Mokwena.
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Sanoka, speaking after the Nedbank Cup draw in Randburg, stressed that the conflict is not within the players' sphere of influence. He. however, affirmed the team's support for their manager while respecting both.

The skipper underscored their focus on delivering results on the field, leaving disputes to be resolved by the respective parties.

“What we can control is the fact that we support and respect him we also respect both coaches. They must deal with it in their way and ensure that it doesn’t affect us," he said, as quoted by Sunday World.

In the recent Nedbank Cup draw, Galaxy and Sundowns were placed in separate fixtures to avoid a confrontation.

Mokwena remained composed in response to Ramovic's allegations, suggesting that the German manager's remarks were attention-seeking tactics.

“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," he said, as quoted by iDiski Times.

Despite the controversy, the Masandawana coach remained undeterred, leading the PSL leaders to a convincing 3-0 victory over AmaZulu. The win marked his first public address to local media since the dispute, where he downplayed Ramovic's accusations and focused on the team's performance.

Ramovic says Mokwena lied about calling Broos

Sports Brief reported when Ramovic launched an accusation against Mokwena, alleging falsehoods regarding a supposed conversation with South Africa head coach Hugo Broos.

He vehemently addressed the ongoing dispute, refuting his assertion that he had spoken to the Belgian.

Contrary to the Sundowns boss' claim that the 71-year-old had apologized after their conversation, Ramovic challenged the accuracy of the Sundowns manager's account.

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