Sead Ramovic: Rulani Mokwena is a liar!

Sead Ramovic: Rulani Mokwena is a liar!

TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic has fired another salvo at his Mamelodi Sundowns counterpart Rulani Mokwena, who he’s now labelled a liar in his account of a phone call between the two.

In November last year, Ramovic accused Mokwena of poor sportsmanship when the Downs mentor complained about facing Galaxy without seven Bafana Bafana players in the Carling Knockout Cup round of 16, which they lost on penalties.

Four months later, when speaking to journalists on Monday, Mokwena said he reached out to Ramovic to clear the air – but the Serbian claimed the chat was unpleasant.

"Rulani didn't call me, after this happened it was the 13th of November. I raised my voice that he disrespected my players, me, my stuff and the club. I did not attack him, I just protected my players -  and I will not let anyone disrespect them," said Ramovic.

"After a month - the 29th of December, we were in a bus driving to Mbombela, a day before that, Mudau saw me at a mall. I got call from him while we were driving to Mbombela."

The Galaxy coach added that Mokwena – whose own version of events was one of a cordial discussion – used expletives and issued threats.

''I picked up the phone, he then started yelling and screaming, speaking for 10 minutes, stating a lot of nonsense. He said to me, 'Who the f*** are you to come into my f***ing country and talk to me like this? Do you know who my parents are? Be careful how you talk because you are in my f***ing country,'" he detailed.

"After that, I told him that I don't care who your parents are, and then he hung up the phone."

Mokwena had also revealed he extended the same courtesy to Bafana coach Hugo Broos to address reports the Belgian mentor dubbed him the “Jose Mourinho” of SA football, but not as a compliment.

Ramovic says the Sundowns coach was exaggerating.

''I had a talk with him yesterday with Broos, with his permission. I asked if I can tell him what Broos told me, and he said yes.''

"He never called Broos, and he didn’t apologise to Rulani, it is a big lie. Sundowns has to deal with a coach that puts up stories that are not true, if you don't believe me - you can ask Broos, because I spoke to him and he told me,'' he concluded.

According to Ramovic, it’s Mokwena who owes the national team coach an apology for an incident that allegedly occurred late last year, when Bafana hosted DR Congo at Orlando Stadium in a friendly match.

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