Cape Town - Enabling the dreams of the Nedbank Ke
Yona team requires planning and consistent action in order to achieve the goal
of beating 2015 Nedbank Cup champions; Mamelodi Sundowns.
“You cannot rely on
talent alone! What you put in is what you get out,” says Bafana Bafana
assistant Coach and Nedbank Ke Yona Team Coach, Owen Da Gama.
The success of the Ke Yona players
will be determined by a combination of each player’s commitment, hard work and
The experience and mentoring from the coaches and technical staff is
also vital in shaping raw talent and guiding the players.
important is the provision of an enabling environment which includes nutrition,
life coaching as well as the best training facilities, such as the world
renowned High Performance Center in Pretoria, where the Nedbank Ke Yona team
"We are leaving no stone unturned to
ensure our investment in the Ke Yona Team delivers the desired results," adds Da Gama.
against Mamelodi Sundowns is like saving or investing for that thing which really
matters to you. Similar to compound interest, the more and the longer you save,
the more we train and guide these players, the higher their chance of reaching
Since inception of the Nedbank Ke Yona
Team Search in 2013, the coaches have been honing their skills in identifying,
nurturing and guiding talented footballers.
They are more confident that
this year’s crop of talented youngsters will follow in the footsteps of
previous players such as Sydney Masana, Maphosa Modiba or even Morgan Van
Rooyen which are Ke Yona Team graduates, currently playing in top flight
Catch Owen da Gama, Mike Mangena,
Shakes Mashaba and Khabo Zondo every Sunday on SABC1 from 14:00 as they take
the young men through a journey of proving that anyone can be extraordinary
when they have the right support.