Black Leopard free-scoring talisman Rodney Ramagalela remains optimistic of finding a new home in the Premier Soccer League after the Limpopo outfit got relegated.

Ramagalela has finished as Lidoda Duvha?s top goal scorer twice in the past three seasons, he banged in 18 goals in the 2011/12 season that saw Leopards gain promotion to the PSL ? 12 in the Inland Stream of the First Division, four in the Nedbank Cup, and two in the promotion play-offs.?

Life back in the top flight proved to be hard going for Lidoda Duvha, and despite a fairy tale run in the CAF Confederations Cup, domestically they narrowly avoided the drop on the final day of the season in the 2011/12 season, finishing 14th.

Leopards kept a huge portion of their CAF campaigning squad, only released Tintswalo Tshabalala and Kingston Nkatha, and hoped the experienced gained will help to improve the previous season?s log position, but Ramagalela?s 9-league goals were not enough to help them survive relegation, in dismay of the 63 goals they conceded.

The 24-year-old in the process attracted a number of admires and has already been linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns, although Orlando Pirates are also reported to be keen, while Bidvest Wits reportedly, are the latest to express interest.?Ramagalela however, has rebutted rumours linking him with either of the sides.??

?I?m at home, enjoying the break and relaxing at the moment and I am not really thinking about what will happen next,? said Ramagalela.

?People want to know what will happen next but there is nothing to tell at the moment. If people can just stop with this Sundowns thing and wait to see what?s going to happen I will be happy. If there is something they have to know I will let them know.

??Currently I am waiting to see if there are any offers, but if there is no offer I have to go down with the team and hopefully I will help the team bounce back.??

He maintains, though, that he is not afraid of any challenges, even if it means joining the star-studded Sundowns side.

??If you are really player you will adapt and be the best material for the job. Each and every player, when he gets competition, he gets excited. So if I do go there you will see what a finisher I am.?


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