Rulani Mokwena: Sead Ramovic is crying for attention

Rulani Mokwena: Sead Ramovic is crying for attention

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena refused to be drawn into another war of words with his TS Galaxy counterpart Sead Ramovic, who he claimed is an attention seeker.

Speaking after Sundowns beat AmaZulu 3-0 in a DStv Premiership encounter at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday night, Mokwena was – as expected – asked to respond to Ramovic’s accusations that he hurled insults at him during a phone call. 

Mokwena, who was at first reluctant to comment, believes the Galaxy mentor wants to be noticed. 

"Guys, all he's crying for – I don't know why you guys can't hear the underlying message, it's like this [knocking], and all he's crying for is, he's won five games in a row, give him attention, give him praise, he wants attention – give it to him," said Mokwena sarcastically.

"The guy is pleading, he's saying, 'I've won five games in a row, no one is talking.' Mahlatse [Mphahlele], put him on the headlines there. Why don't you do it, guys?

"No, he's won five games, he's told you. He's got eight assists from his left-back, he's told you. Guys, give him [attention]. Give him what he wants because, if you don't give him what he wants, he goes and seeks it."

The spat started in October last year when Mokwena bemoaned the unavailability of Downs’ Bafana Bafana players when Galaxy eliminated them from the Carling Knockout Cup. 

Ramovic accused Mokwena of lacking sportsmanship – and the fallout continues, but the Downs coach insists he will have no issues shaking Ramovic’s hand when they face The Rockets in a league clash in Nelspruit next week. 

"If he wants to shake my hand, I'll shake his hand. No problems. Absolutely no problems," the coach said.

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