Mbabane: TS Galaxy has been quick to ring changes in their technical team. The DStv Premiership side announced the immediate appointment of
the highly experienced, Owen Da Gama as the new head coach of the Rockets, joining Eswatini internationals Felix ‘Fela’ Badenhorst and Justice ‘Figa’ Figareido at the Mpumalanga-based side.
Da Gama takes over the coaching reins from Zipho Dlangalala who was steering the ship on an interim basis. Dlangalala was in charge of the club for two matches after he had replaced, Dan Malesela in December last year. During his two-match spell, Dlangalala registered one point out of a possible
six. He shared the spoils with Baroka FC in a 2-all stalemate last week Tuesday before succumbing to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the expense of SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Dlangalala has parted ways with the club. “With the games coming thick and fast, the club decided to go for a coach that has a good understanding of the DSTV Premiership and who has good inclination about the current crop of players at the club”, TS Galaxy said in a statement. The 59-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the Rockets. TS Galaxy FC
President, Tim Sukazi explained the reasons behind the appointment of a seasoned campaigner in Owen Da Gama.
“We are delighted in announcing Owen Da Gama as the Head Coach of TS Galaxy Football Club. Owen is a seasoned coach who has lots of experience in
the local game. Most importantly, Owen has a good understanding of the bulk of our current squad after having worked with them at Highlands Park,” Sukazi detailed. Da Gama has a proven record in South African football having steered Silver Stars to glory back in 2006 when he reigned supreme in the inaugural, Telkom
Cup and also finished that season in the second position. He was also nominated as the Coach of the Season.
“As a club, we took the view that we would be best placed with a coach who has to experience in the local game as the season is already on the run and there
is no time to orientate a coach who has never coached in DSTV Premiership. Given where we are in the season, we wanted someone who will hit the ground running from the onset,” Sukazi elaborated.