Cape Town - Owen Da Gama has heaped praise on
his Amaglug-glug side after their 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe’s under-23s.
In a chat with Sport24 the national under-23
head coach, and Bafana Bafana’s assistant, could not hold back his excitement
when speaking about his team’s performance.
“The boys were absolutely fantastic, we dominated
the game,” Da Gama said.
“It actually amazed me how well they played
considering that the Zimbabwean team has been together since under-20 level.
“I was just taken aback because at one stage we just
passed the ball around so well that the crowd started whistling.
“Keagan Dolly in particular and Siphelele
Ntshangase, they just had a blinder of a game.
“We give Keagan a lot of freedom of movement when we
are in possession so you can imagine the combination of passes, it was
“The goal he (Dolly) scored it started wide between
him and Ntshangase who beat two players and played it into him, he went passed
one player and just hammered it in.
“It was very, very encouraging,” he concluded.
Da Gama was, however, very disappointed to have
conceded a late goal despite returning home with a decent result.
“In the 82nd minute they got given a
penalty, which was eish . . . from where we sat it was difficult to take
but we can’t harp on that although it looked very dubious.
The second leg of the Olympic and All Africa Games
qualifier takes place on the 2nd of August.