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Amaglug-glug can leave a legacy

2015-08-03 12:00
Owen Da Gama (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African Under-23 coach Owen Da Gama says that if his Amaglug-glug side remain focused and united the way they have been, he has no doubt that they will leave a legacy for the country.

Da Gama told the SAFA website that his team showed great hunger and appetite when they faced Zimbabwe in the Olympic qualifier match on Saturday.

“If this side remains united, focused and hungry the way they have shown in the two-legged matches against this strong Zimbabwe side that has already qualified for the All Africa Games, I have little doubt we are slowly creating a team that will leave a legacy for this country. This side has a making of a Dream Team,” Da Gama said.

“I thought going into Saturday’s encounter against this Zimbabwe side, we showed greater appetite and hunger.

“I must add that I have had great support from all South Africans including the Premier Soccer League clubs, SAFA hierarchy led by President Danny Jordaan, my support staff of Shaun Bartlett and Deshi Bhaktawer and of course the players themselves deserve the utmost praise.

“On a personal note, I am hopeful that my performance in the two legs will catapult my career to the next level.

“I will continue working hard as a true professional and the rest will take care of itself.”

The under-23 side were victorious to the Zimbabwean side managing a 3-0 win to qualify for the Olympics 8-nation tournament in Senegal.

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