Team is looking sharp and is ready to win, says Ramagalela
Albeit the Absa Premiership is still at its infancy, Polokwane City stands a better chance of finishing in the top eight
bracket – or even better – a top four finish, so says the club’s talismanic goal poacher, Rodney Ramagalela.
The prolific striker has praised his side for the wealth of talent in the frontline, insisting that every player at Rise and Shine can shake the back of the net. The man who recently destroyed Mamelodi Sundowns said he had nothing to prove against his former side at when they beat them Loftus Stadium.
Ramagalela, who joined Sundowns from Black Leopards in 2013 and loaned out to Golden Arrows in 2015, was named man of the match after scoring a brace against the African champions. His second strike was a touch of
brilliance, scoring what could be an early contender for goal of the season.
When he joined City last season from The Brazilians, the lad from Mamvuka village near Makhado netted 10 goals as he helped Rise and Shine to remain in the top-eight bracket on the log standing since the club’s inception.
In an interview with African Times shortly after the team’s training session in Polokwane, Ramagalela made it clear that City will do far much better than the previous season.
Based on the premise that Rise and Shine is blessed with a plethora of target shooters, Ramagalela said: “The reason why we will do even better is that our game plan is much more on attack. Remember, the best form of defense is attack.”
Ramagalela has attributed the perfect start to the pre-season preparations which reckons, were well-orchestrated.
“We are ready enough looking at how we prepared from the first day of pre-season until now. The team looks sharp and ready to break records” he said so, retaining that spirit of verbal zeal.
Ramagalela says City’s pressure has long been eased because most teams in the PSL see them as underdogs.
“Most teams take us lightly, which is something that minimizes our pressure. Going into battle as underdogs is a good feeling for us. However, most of our opponents leave the field of play with their tails firmly packed between their legs,” Ramagalela said.
Ahead of their encounter against Ajax Cape Town tomorrow, Friday September 15, at 8pm in Cape Town, Ramagalela said: “We are going to play against a team which is dangerous on their wings, but the good thing is that we already know their game plan. They are also tricky, especially when they play at home.”
Fellow forward Thobani Mncwango is likewise upbeat on the team’s prospects. “I am 100 percent sure that we will
collect maximum points away from home because we had a very good pre-season” Mncwango said.