Mamelodi Sundowns are still the benchmark – Sead Ramovic

Mamelodi Sundowns are still the benchmark – Sead Ramovic

Despite there being no love lost between TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic and his Mamelodi Sundowns counterpart Rulani Mokwena, the Serbian has maintained The Brazilians are still the reference point in the PSL.

The two sides meet tomorrow night in Mbombela for a DStv Premiership fixture that has attracted a lot of interest due to the recent war of words between the two coaches.

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But Ramovic, fresh from his side’s 2-0 defeat away to Cape Town Spurs, insists there’s no disputing the quality possessed by the champions. 

''We know that Sundowns is the Benchmark in our  league, a lot of fantastic players and have quality upfront - they can buy whoever they want and we can't.

''Maybe Ajax they can also buy whoever they want, they have a lot of money, no?,'' said Ramovic.

Galaxy’s run of four wins in a row ended over the weekend, which has derailed their Top 8 hopes while Sundowns are 11 points clear at the summit with two games in hand.

Ramovic emphasised that the two teams are at different ends of the financial scale. 

''For us, we have to find ways on how we can fix it, because we don't have the financial muscle.

''But we try our best, I think it is going to be an exciting game and our goal every time is to win against any team we face,'' added Ramovic.

The Rockets mentor did not want to spend more “energy” discussing Mokwena, with questions lingering over whether they would shake hands before kick-off.

''Again, everything else, I think we talked a lot in the past few days - actually I don't have the energy to talk about him.

"I just want to prepare my team, and try to win the game, then we will get the attention again,'' he concluded.

Ramovic added he would encourage his players to get back to winning ways even if Sundowns are outright favourites as title holders tomorrow night.