Cape Town - South African national Under-23 coach Owen Da Gama says that his wish for football in South Africa is to become a strong collective and reach a higher level.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic coach says that he is "excited" about the prospect of South African football breaking barriers.
“My birthday is not only for the national team or under-23 but for the all football teams in our country,” he told Sport24.
“My wish is for the collective to become very strong and that we go to a much higher level but I must say that the football in South Africa is looking very, very good.
“I am really excited but I hope we really break barriers. A lot of players have made a great impression and it would be unfair to single out any one of them but it’s really looking really good.
“A lot of players in a few clubs have started the season exceptionally well, especially from Orlando Pirates.
“I am very impressed with some of the signings that have been made.
“I have not a strong team but a super incredibly strong team and I am looking forward to seeing the growth that is becoming the football in our country.