THERE is no bad blood between TS Galaxy Football Club and the duo of Rodney Ramagalela and Ludwe Mpakumpamuku.
The pair parted ways with the club. Our President, Tim Sukazi explained why the two seasoned campaigners left the Rockets.
“Ludwe started with the team. He went in to the base camp with the club for our preparations for the upcoming season but then he came to realize that he will be a third or fourth choice. He wants to play as a number one. From the goalkeepers that we have, that is not possible,” Sukazi detailed.
Mpakumpaku was an intergral part of the team that made history in 2019 when the Rockets triumphant in the Nedbank Cup. He was the vital cog for the club at the back.
“That why the technical team let him go so that he could find opportunities at the club where he will play as a number one,” he added.
Marlon Heugh, Wensten Van Der Linde and Melusi Buthelezi will compete for the number one jersey between the sticks.
The Rockets also parted way with the veteran marksman, Ramagalela.
“Rodney Ramagalela met with his management team in the past week, looking at his own situation and personal circumstances, we came in to an amicable situation to part ways. These things do happen in these type of environments. When people are unable to find each other in certain areas, they agree to part ways. It is not only Rodney. It happened with other like Wayde Jooste, Thela Ngobeni and Ryan Rae. These things do happen,”
The club will be pinning their hopes infront of goals in the new recruits, Chitiya Mususu and Myer Bevan.
“It is not a big issue at all. We still remains good friend. Him and I, spent hours last week talking about these kind of matters and we are on a same page,” Sukazi elaborated.
Mususu is from Zambia and was in the books of Zenaco while Bevan was in a rich vien of form for Auckland City in New Zealand last season where he scooped the Golden Boots gong.
“The beauty about this club is that our world wide network is very big. It is through those kind of networks that we manage to come through across these players. Mususu comes with great abilities. That will assist this club. Strikers are not easy to find world wide. We thought we were fortunate when we came through this talent. All we need to ensure now is that this talent settles. We have to start blending it with our current club. Hopefully that will give us goals,” Sukazi lamented.
Bevan will be hoping to follow on the footsteps of his countryman, Jeremy Brockie who made an instant impact when he joined SuperSport United few years back.
“Young, Myer Bevan is 23 years old. He is a New Zealand international and also senior international for New Zealand. He comes with Golden Boots award accolade from New Zealand last season. He played 17 games and managed to score 19 goals. He also scored 12 goals in five outings for their Under-23 which took them to the Olympic Games in Japan. They have qualified. Here is a young man who can potentially make a huge difference. We couldn’t let such talent go. We did everything possible to secure them.” Sukazi explained.