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Rama G Breaks His Silence, Asks For Protection

Rodney Ramagalela, in a series of video clips on Twitter and again on Metro FM last night, broke his silence over his suspension at Polokwane City.

The striker has urged the Limpopo-based outfit to reveal why he hasn’t kicked a ball for the club since January 5 and whether his decision to sign a pre-contract with Highlands Park – announced on transfer deadline day last week – for next season has anything to do with the current treatment.

Several sources as well as the South African Football Players’ Union have told the Siya crew previously that ‘Rama G’, as Ramagalela is affectionately known, is being given the cold shoulder by club boss Johnny Mogaladi because he refused to sign a new contract that would have kept him at City beyond the 2018/19 season.

Breaking his silence, the player said: “I am confused, and it looks like everyone along with the coaches doesn’t know what is happening. Maybe it is only the chairman. But I have not spoken to him face to face since June last year.”

Ramagalela, 30, said he was speaking out to help younger players who would have a hard time dealing with being treated like an outcast.

“I have been depressed by the whole situation,” he said in a radio interview. “It is disappointing and embarrassing that the club can treat me this way.”

City are currently seventh on the log table and have looked a decent side under coach Josef Vukusic, winner of the Coach of the Month for October.       

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