Da Gama confirms TTM approach


Highlands Park head coach Owen Da Gama has confirmed that there was an approach from Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) offering him the coaching job.

A few months ago, reports emerged that Da Gama had resigned from his post as Highlands Park coach but club director Sinky Mnisi refuted the claims, stating that they fully support the coach and his technical team.

On top of that, ‘The Lions of the North’ dismissed a report claiming that they are on the verge of selling their Absa Premiership status, though they didn’t entirely rule out the possibility of the sale taking place.

“With regards to the TTM thing, somebody did call me from TTM,” Da Gama told the South African Football Journalists’ Association (SAFJA) in a Zoom press conference on Thursday.

“I made it clear to them that I am under contract at Highlands Park and if there’s anything they require because I am contracted to Highlands Park, they should speak to Highlands Park but they haven’t done that as yet.

The former Bafana Bafana caretaker coach went on to state that he wants to take Highlands to new heights.

“And I am also in a situation where I want to achieve things, I want to build things. You can’t just build a team for two seasons, move away and build a team for two seasons.

“You want to build a team that can compete with least the top five. Yes I’m very ambitious and I really want Highlands Park to do well and I think they have the capacity, the backing from the director and I think we can do better than where we are.

“I believe Highlands Park has got tremendous potential, we have already built a very solid foundation at Highlands Park and it is truly my ambition to see if I can achieve more with Highlands Park,” concluded Ga Dama.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi

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