Cape Town - Highlands Park have issued a vote of confidence to Owen da
Gama after reports that the Lions of the North manager's job was unsafe.
The speculation surrounding Da Gama's future surfaced after
his side lost 4-1 to Stellenbosch FC off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Kaizer
But Highlands have moved quickly to reiterate their support
for their head coach.
"Highlands Park FC would like to refute, dismiss and
further straighten the record on statements made regarding the apparent
resignation of our coach Mr Owen da Gama," read an official press release
from the Lions of the North.
"We've been inundated with calls and messages seeking
clarity on the coach's whereabouts.
"Club director and shareholder Sinky Mnisi has given
clarity on the matter saying club management fully supports Da Gama in his
vision for the club and reiterated management’s support for his technical team
and above all Da Gama in his capacity as head coach of Highlands Park.
"We are fully behind the coach, his vision for the
team, the entire technical team and are confident of his turnaround strategy
that he’s working on to redeem the club in the next coming matches.
"Mnisi says the team takes collective responsibility
for all that has transpired and is currently hard at work to look to redeem
itself and appease supporters starting with the match against Orlando Pirates
at the Orlando Stadium this weekend."
Da Gama led Park to a seventh-placed finish last season in
their maiden PSL campaign and guided them to the final of the MTN8 this
campaign while they currently occupy eighth position in the Absa Premiership
- TeamTalk Media