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Who is Owen Da Gama?

2014-08-22 13:56
Owen da Gama (Gallo)
Cape Town - Sport24 reveal the all the facts you need to know about Shakes Mashaba's right hand man, Owen Da Gama.

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1. Da Gama was a lethal striker in his playing days, a career that took him to Derry City in Ireland and Germinal Beerschot in Belgium.

2. In South Africa he was also a heralded forward with Moroka Swallows.

3. He had two spells in charge of Platinum Stars.

4. In 2007, Da Gama left Dikwena to take over as boss of Orlando Pirates.

5. Da Gama was instrumental as Platinum Stars (then Silver Stars) gained PSL promotion in 2003.

6. Platinum Stars finished second in the PSL under his guidance in

7. In 2006, Da Gama's side won the Telkom Knockout, the club's first piece of major silverware.

6. He was named the PSL’s Coach of the Season in the 2005/06 campaign.

7. Da Gama has also spent time as coach of Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic.

8. Da Gama's eye for spotting talent was used when he become one of the Nedbank Ke Yona Team coaches in 2013.

9. He is 53 years old.

10. His knickname in local soccer is "Rubber Doll".


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