Mokwena gives cryptic response on dispute with Ramovic

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has insisted his current dispute with TS Galaxy counterpart Sead Ramovic is not among his “low points” of the season.

Mokwena and Ramovic have had an exchange of words for almost the entire season, with both coaches continually taunting each other, since the Carling Knockout Cup clash between their respective teams late last year.

Things escalated further when Ramovic accused Mokwena of lying about a personal phone call earlier in the year. The Heat refused to relent and Mokwena accused the Galaxy coaching team of encouraging their players to deliberately injure Bongani Zungu after their recent encounter in Tshwane.

Ramovic’s latest comment appeared to have reignited the row after he hit back at Mokwena for claiming the German-Serbian coach is an attention seeker. Ramovic did not take the comment well and said that he does not need attention because he played at the highest level, unlike Mokwena, who “probably played badminton”, a comment due to Mokwena having not played football at a professional level.

When the Sundowns coach was asked about his highs and lows of the 2023/24 season, and whether his feud with Ramovic was one of the worst, he dismissed that suggestion, comparing the Galaxy coach to a “barren tree”.

“I’ll reflect on that at the end of the season. I don’t know,” Mokwena told reporters.

“Definitely my lowest point is not the fight with the ‘other boy’ (Ramovic). “I already told you about the fruitless trees, there is no shade there.”

Sundowns will take on the Galaxy on Tuesday night in a league match at the Mbombela Stadium. The DStv Premiership champions recently beat Galaxy 3-0 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.