Owen da Gama was happy to see his side return to winning ways when they edged out Baroka 1-0 on Saturday at Makhulong Stadium but admitted that he is still concerned with his side’s injury woes.
At some stage in the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season, da Gama was missing a couple of key players in Lindokuhle Mbatha, Makhehlene Makhaula, Ryan Rae Limbikani Mzava through injury.
‘The Lions of the North’ suffered another setback as Mothobi Mvala was stretched off the field after a knee injury on the stroke of half-time in Highlands clash against Baroka.
“We had this unfortunate situation of injures but it doesn’t matter, it builds character within the team and it creates a lot of depth within the team, “said da Gama.
Highlands lost three consecutive games before their narrow win over Baroka this past weekend and da Gama said that his men have never worked so hard for a victory. “When things are not doing well, no matter what the excuse is, injury or anything, you try to overcome them and when you get a chance you just have to work harder , harder than before, that applies in anything in life.”
The Tembisa based side are now 9 points clear of the relegation zone and moved back into the top 8 with 26 points in 20 games.
“If things are not going your way, you just work a little bit harder, but credit must go to the boys, they worked their socks off, “concluded the Highlands mentor.
Highlands next encounter will be against GladAfrica Championship side Uthongathi in the Nedbank Cup in Tembisa on Saturday, 8 February. Kickoff at 20:15.
By FARPost Reporter