Owen Da Gama: Hopefully we will get the best out of Nyatama


Following their comfortable 2-0 win over Uthongathi in their Nedbank Cup last 32 clash Owen Da Gama was impressed by the performance of Highlands Park’s newly signed midfielder Musa Nyatama.

The former Orlando Pirates player made his first appearance in Highlands colours against GladAfrica Championship side Uthongathi on Saturday as he came off the bench playing for 27 minutes.

“He is an unbelievable player,” said Da Gama.

“I mean the 3, 4 touches that he had there, and the through balls that he gave there, were unbelievable and he is hardly a week with the club.”

Nyatama parted ways with Pirates last month after requesting to be released from his contract due to lack of game time.

“I hope we can motivate him more, get his confidence back and he must just work hard but he is a quality human being, a quality player so hopefully we will get the best out of him,” added Da Gama. Picture courtesy of Highlands Park. 

Da Gama has been struggling to get the desired results in 2020 but Highlands’ last league game was a hard-fought 1-0 victory at home against Baroka.

“We have been working really hard… you can write us off, is fine.

“But we know what we are capable of and we will keep on working…people must keep on writing us off, we will just keep working.

“We will keep soldiering on, get all the injured players back, the Nedbank Cup affords us the opportunity to play more games, get all those players that are a bit rusty back into the fray,” concluded the Highlands’ mentor.

The Tembisa-based outfit will now switch their focus back to the Absa Premiership as they will host Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday at Makhulong Stadium.

Kickoff at 15:30.

By FARPost Reporter 

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