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Da Gama, coach of the national under-23 team, says that all national teams must
play the ball on the ground in order to compete in African competitions.
Amaglug-glug side have just returned from Zimbabwe where they drew 1-1 after
playing some scintillating short-passing football.
result was somewhat of a let-down for Da Gama but he believes that his side,
along with the other national teams, are on the right track as they are all
employing a similar short passing game.
never going to compete with these big guys aerially,” Da Gama told Sport24.
we put it on the ground and use our pace and technical abilities I think that
is the way to go.
mean Oupa Manyisa proved it in the Champions league playing against players who
don’t like a lot of mobility around them.
are still developing an understanding,” he said with regards to his newly
are set to face Zimbabwe under-23s in the return leg on August 1.