Highlands Park striker Rodney Ramagalela says he feels good to have returned to playing. Ramagalela came on as a substitute in the MTN8 first leg semifinal draw against his former side Polokwane City on Saturday, following a compassionate leave after the passing of his daughter.

Ramagalela was happy he did not get booed by City fans like he was in his home district of Vhembe when he featured against former side Black Leopards.

The striker also admits it has not been easy picking himself. He adds that he did not feel nervous coming back to Limpopo’s capital despite the rocky relationship he had with the club.

The 30-year-old was iced by Rise and Shine in April for his decision to not renew his contract with the club before joining his current side.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns man believes the second leg of the cup tie will be different adding that the Lions of the North will definitely score at home.

Ramagalela is also pleased with the side’s overall start to the 2019/20 season. Highlands are placed 7th on the Absa Premiership table with five points from four matches, with the forward saying there is always room for improvement.

Ramagalela also spoke of the pleasure of having Premier Soccer League matches being broadcast on SABC Radio again, saying his father who is blind now can listen when his son is in action.

– Report by Lethabo Kganyago