Letsholonyane: It’s not Da Gama’s fault

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Reneilwe Letsholonyane says head coach Owen Da Gama shouldn’t be blamed for Highlands Park’s poor performances simply because he is not the one playing.

Highlands started the 2019/20 season on a good note and even reached the final of the MTN 8 but have been struggling to repeat that form lately.

‘The Lions of the North’ lost 3 matches in a row before beating Baroka 1-0 in their last Absa Premiership game at Makhulong Stadium.

Recent media reported have suggested that the coach’s job was in danger, but the club directors have since denied that.

“So, you cannot blame someone who is not playing, whatever he does…players must take responsibility. So, I will not blame the coach, as players we need to take responsibility.”-Letsholonyane.

“Look, whether there’s 4 – 4 – 2 tactics or whatever that coaches want players to do, at the end of the day it’s players that are playing, “said Letsholonyane.

“Look, every team goes through the phase. But obviously you have seen those 3 games, in terms of performance it was not that bad. We played well. We were just not converting the chances created, so I would say for me it was a phase where we needed to go through as a team, “added the former Bafana Bafana midfielder.

“Every team goes through that. What’s important obviously is how you move out of that phase as a team and yes last week we had to work hard and grind the results (against Baroka) and (laughs) we managed to get the 3 points. It’s not that we were not working hard, “reiterated the man known as ‘Yeye’.

By Musa Nhlapo

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