Da Gama joins TS Galaxy as new head coach

2021-Jan-12   06:17

Da Gama joins TS Galaxy as new head coach
Newly appointed TS Galaxy coach, Owen Da Gama (left) and club President, Tim Sukazi
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- Karabo Mokgalagadi

TS Galaxy have announced Owen Da Gama as the club’s new head coach on a three year deal.

Da Gama replaces Dan ‘Dance’ Malesela who was relieved of his duties in Decemberast year following  a string of poor results.

The 2019 Nedbank Cup champions announced the news at a press briefing in Fourways in Johannesburg on Monday.

“TS Galaxy Football Club is elated to announce the immediate appointment of the highly experienced, Owen Da Gama as the new head coach of the Rockets," said the Mpumalanga-based outfit in a media statement.

Da Gama will take over the coaching reins from Zipho Dlangalala who was steering the ship on an interim basis.

Club President, Tim Sukazi, explained the reasons behind the appointment of a seasoned campaigner in Owen Da Gama.

“Owen is a seasoned coach who has lots of experience in the local game. Most importantly, Owen has a good understanding of the bulk of our current squad after having worked with them at Highlands Park,” Sukazi said.

TS Galaxy currently occupy 13th place on the log with just eight points after 10 matches.  The club has so far won one game, played to a draw in five and lost four matches.

Da Gama was head coach of the now-defunct Highlands Park, which was sold to TS Galaxy last year. He previously managed Silver Stars, Platinum Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic as well as Orlando Pirates.

TS Galaxy will next be in action on Saturday 26 January against Chippa United at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

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