Mbunjana relishing Da gama reunion


TS Galaxy midfielder Mlungisi  Mbunjana is a happy man following the appointment of Owen Da Gama as the Rockets head coach.

The 59-year-old mentor was officially unveiled on Monday as the new man in charge of the Mpumalanga-based outfit on a 3-year deal.

Mbunjana’s first taste of the Premiership Soccer League (PSL) match came at the now-defunct Highlands Park under the leadership of Da Gama.

The Mount Frere-born footballer is elated to reunite with the man who introduced him to the South African football top-flight.

“It feels normal to reunite with coach Owen. He is a football coach and I’m a football player and we are in the same industry. In football coaches come and go. We meet new people and reunite with others,” Mbunjana told Galaxy’s official website.

“I must say, it is a good feeling because I’ve worked well with him before. I’m also looking forward to working with him again here at TS Galaxy.”

The club also stated that Da Gama has already commenced with his duties and hopes to turn things around as the Rockets are winless in their past eight encounters.

“I don’t think we’ve been doing so badly. It’s just that we’ve been unfortunate in some instances if you look at goals that we’ve been conceding. We’ve been conceding cheap goals. We’ve been conceding early and we had to fight back into the game which changes the whole completion of the match. We end up rushing things,” explained the defensive midfielder.

“It’s been a while that we’ve played our normal game not having to chase games or having to find an equalizer. We need to fix that. If we can stop conceding goals, we will stand in a better chance of winning our games because we are capable of scoring goals and we’ve been scoring goals.”

Galaxy are currently placed in 13th position on the PSL log standings with eight points from 10 outings.

Da Gama’s side will lock horns with Chippa United at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday at 15:30 in the DSTV Premiership clash.


By Mauwane Raophala

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