TS Galaxy Coach Sead Ramovic Questions Controversial Penalty Reversal in Loss to Cape Town Spurs

TS Galaxy Coach Sead Ramovic Questions Controversial Penalty Reversal in Loss to Cape Town Spurs

Robert Abong'o
March 5, 2024 at 7:43 AM
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  • Sead Ramovic has questioned a reversed penalty decision in the loss to Cape Town Spurs
  • The TS Galaxy coach was confused by the referee's change of heart, citing a lack of VAR
  • The Rockets are in seventh in the Premier Soccer League with 24 points after 17 rounds

TS Galaxy head coach, Sead Ramovic, has expressed bewilderment over a contentious penalty decision that was reversed during his team's 2-0 defeat to Cape Town Spurs.

The match, which took place in the DSTV Premiership on Sunday, March 3, saw both of Spurs' goals scored in the first half after a lacklustre start from the Rockets.

Galaxy believed they had a chance to claw back in the second half after the referee initially awarded them a penalty following an alleged foul on Samir Nurkovic, only for him to retract his decision shortly after.

TS Galaxy head coach, Sead Ramovic. Photo: iDiski Times.
TS Galaxy boss, Sead Ramovic, has questioned the reversed penalty against Cape Town Spurs. Photo: iDiski Times.
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Ramovic, reflecting on the unusual sequence of events, voiced his confusion during a post-match interview. The coach's frustration was evident as he questioned the consistency of officiating, pondering the criteria for determining the severity of fouls.

He also raised concerns about the league's lack of the VAR (Video Assistant Referee), suggesting that the decision should have stood even with the intervention of the technology.

"Secret VAR? Even if there is a VAR, it’s a penalty because he touched him. But again, we don’t have the VAR. So what is now the point? What’s the rule of this referees, I would just like to know the rules," lamented the German, as quoted by iDiski Times.

Ramovic vs Mokwena

Ramovic's comments come amidst ongoing tensions between him and Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Rulani Mokwena, following recent allegations made by both parties.

The rift escalated due to allegations about a conversation between Mokwena and South Africa coach, Hugo Broos. As reported by Goal, the 71-year-old reportedly likened the Sundowns coach to a 'local Mourinho' who 'pretended to be God'.

Ramovic vehemently denied Mokwena's claims and challenged his credibility, further fueling the controversy surrounding the two coaches.

Ramovic slams football pundits

Sports Brief also reported that Sead Ramovic slammed football experts for failing to recognise his team's achievements this season.

Despite their performances, which sees them in the PSL's seventh place, he feels his players are not receiving credit they deserve in the media.

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