Da Gama proud of his players despite uncertainty

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Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama has heaped praise on his players for remaining focused during their last two matches of the season, despite reports that they are set to lose their jobs.

‘The Lions of the North’ are believed to have been bought by TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi and expected to relocate to Kameelrivier, Mpumalanga, pending a ratification from the Premier Soccer League.

The Tembisa-based side finished 9th on the log with 39 points, due to an inferior goal difference compared to Celtic, who are 8th.

“Even after hearing the news of what might happen to the club, they still went on to beat Cape Town City, they came back again (to draw against AmaZulu),” said Da Gama.

“They still went on. Everything goes to the boys. They must take credit for everything under very difficult circumstances.

“Unbeaten in the bubble. I think it’s a very good achievement because nobody could plan for this. How do you plan? You know. So we couldn’t plan properly,” he said.

It has been reported that the PSL executive committee will meet on Monday, to map a way forward regarding the sale of Highlands Park by Sukazi.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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