Galaxy accuse GU of abuse

Morena Ramoreboli feels they were verbally abused yesterday PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG
Morena Ramoreboli feels they were verbally abused yesterday PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG

MATEBELE: Jwaneng Galaxy’s head coach, Morena Ramoreboli, is accusing the Gaborone United (GU) leadership of verbal abuse during the two sides' penalty shootout of the Orange FA cup quarterfinal.

The two teams had played to a 1-1 draw in regulation time and Galaxy won 13-12 in the shootout in a game played at the Dinaledi Football Academy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It got heated on and off the field during the penalty shootout and GU’s president, Nicholas Zakhem, had an altercation with the Galaxy’s technical bench. The two camps clashed in two separate incidents after the referee ordered retakes on Thabang Khuduga of GU and Daniel Msendami of Galaxy's penalty kicks. The two players had their kicks saved by the respective goalkeepers.

However they converted the retakes. On both occasions, Zakhem and the Galaxy bench were seen exchanging words near the latter’s technical camp. Ramoreboli was, however, coy with details when quizzed by the journalists in a post match interview. “Can I not comment on it, please. As much as I am emotional, I think some incidents really need us to behave in a professional way especially looking at the positions we are holding. If I am a head coach and insulting the opposition’s bench, it is not good. If I am a chairman and I am insulting the bench of the other team, it is not right,” Ramoreboli said. The South African gaffer further said they would seek some level of reprimand on the incidents. “I think these are lessons, sometimes we come here under the influence and sometimes we come here way too excited and end up doing things that tomorrow when you are asked, you are not proud of. I do not really want to go deeper into it. I think the club (Galaxy) will deal with it because I really think we were abused which is not good,” said Ramoreboli.

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