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Da Gama grateful to PSL clubs

2015-07-29 19:30
Owen Da Gama (Supplied)

Cape Town - South African Under-23 coach, Owen Da Gama, praised the PSL clubs for availing their players for Amaglug-glug's Olympic second-leg qualifier against Zimbabwe.

Da Gama will be looking to inch closer to a spot at next year's Rio Games when they face the Warriors at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, August 1.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the winner this weekend will advance to an eight-nation playoff in Senegal, set for November, where only three teams will qualify for the prestigious international spectacle.

"I would like to thank the entire PSL set-up and in particular the clubs that released their players, the chairman of the League and our technical director, Neil Tovey, for ensuring we have all the material we need for the second leg," Da Gama told KickOff.

Da Gama was also pleased with his team's showing in the 2-0 friendly win over Rwanda on Tuesday, July 28 at the University of Johannesburg.

"This was an almost perfect showing from the boys. They are gelling at the right time," the coach continued.

"I am looking beyond Zimbabwe and the 8-Nation tournament in Senegal. It has been a while since South Africa were last at the Olympics and I think this team has what it takes to go all the way."

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