Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Rodney Ramagalela has found himself unemployed and training on his own at home in Limpopo.

Ramagalela parted ways with Motsepe Foundation Championship side, University of Pretoria (AmaTuks) at the end of the 2022/2023 campaign.

Rama G, as Rodney is known, spent only five months at the Hartfield-based club, as he joined them in January this year. This was after a long injury that saw him out of the game for quite a while in 2022.

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The 34-year-old scoring machine believes that he still has a lot to offer as a player. And while still searching for a new club as the transfer window is still open, Ramagalela is keeping himself fit at home.

“I am home now after leaving AmaTuks. But, if anyone comes and says we need your help, I would not mind joining that particular team,” Ramagalela told LimSportsZone.

“For me, it’s not about money, it’s about playing the game that I love. I understand I will have to be paid because I will be working, but I mean, I enjoy the game.

“So, I am open to joining any team that would need me to join them. Now I’m just around here at home, pushing life and keeping fit since I have no team.”

  Ex-Mamelodi Sundowns striker Rodney Ramagalela looking for a team
Rodney Ramagalela


However, the former Polokwane City and Black Leopards striker has acknowledged that age is no longer in his favour anymore, despite his willingness to continue.

He added: “Obviously, at my age, over 30, it’s no longer easy for teams to come. So, sometimes as a player, you have to understand and admit that teams are trying to have new young players.

“Because when I remember well, the reason I am no longer at AmaTuks, they genuinely told me that the coach wanted to have a group of young players.

“I understood, and I decided not to go back. I was at home, burying my father, it was even before the season came to an end. So sometimes you have to accept that you are no longer the same as a young player.”

Ramagalela made ten appearances and scored a goal for University of Pretoria during the 2022/2023 season.

By Clifton Mabasa