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'Polokwane aren't a one-man team'

Posted: 24 October 2017 Time: 13:45

Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa doesn't feel the team is over-reliant on star striker Rodney Ramagalela.

READ: Ramagalela deserves Bafana shot

Ramagalela is top of the PSL scoring charts with six goals from nine games - two goals ahead of closest challengers Gift Motupa of Baroka and AmaZulu's Rhulani Manzini.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns man got his latest goal in the 2-2 draw with Golden Arrows in KwaMashu on Saturday.

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"He's an experienced player," said Molekwa. "He's a player that has seen it all and the other boys are also helping. It is not like he's playing alone. It's all about team work. It is just that on the day he puts himself in the right positions at the right time, that's why he's able to score goals."

Meanwhile, Molekwa was unhappy that his side twice surrendered the lead against Arrows, including in stoppage-time at Princess Magogo Stadium.

Molekwa's men were hoping to return home with six points from their trip to Durban, having snapped a five-game winless run with a 3-2 victory over AmaZulu at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi last week.

"Honestly speaking I'm not happy. Okay, we took four points but I felt we could have won the game and went home with six points.

"Yes, it's four points and we went away to Durban. It's not bad but the manner in which we conceded in injury-time, I felt we could've done better in that situation. But I suppose it is a learning curve for the boys and I hope we'll improve in the next game.

"The approach now, we'll take it one game at a time. The boys are still trying to execute exactly but there is a little bit of pressure. I hope we'll come out of this in the near future."

Rise and Shine next host Ajax Cape Town in the last-16 of the Telkom Knockout this Saturday (15h30).

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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