Absa Premiership

Da Gama - 'We had enough chances to wrap up this game'

2019-10-06 15:12
Owen Da Gama. (Anesh Debiky, Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama believes his side could have won the game if they had taken their chances after the MTN8 final loss to SuperSport United at Orlando Stadium.

SuperSport striker Bradley Grobler scored the only goal of the match on the stroke of half-time to break Highlands' hearts.

"First and foremost, congratulations to SuperSport, they took their goal well in critical moment of the match, but hell no we had enough chances to wrap up this game," Da Gama told SuperSport TV.

"We created in the first ten minutes, three, four chances but if you don't take your chances this is what happens. We're getting there, I'm very proud of the boys, it was not our day but we thank the Lord for carrying us this far and all the thanks goes to him."

Da Gama added that the injury to Lesenya Ramoraka [replaced by Wayde Jooste] in the first-half hindered his plans somewhat.

"A forced sub [substitution] so early in the game is rather unfortunate you know. Sometimes players have to be honest, if you're not ready rather say "I'm not ready" but it's a learning curve for us. We didn't take our chances, we had a forced situation, critical phase of the game, we went to sleep. But all I'm saying is, I'm proud of the boys, they've played in the final and for me that is important," he said.

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Fixtures
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Friday, 25 October 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Stellenbosch v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Chippa United, Makhulong Stadium 20:15
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