Highlands Park head, Owen Da Gama, has attributed his teams defeat against Golden Arrows to poor performance from senior players. The Lions of the North succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Arrows in an Absa Premiers clash played at Sugar Ray Xulu stadium in Clermont, Durban.
“I thought many players were not on top of their game. I thought Sekola was not on top of his game, Mbatha and others were not on top of their game,” says Da Gama.
A very difficult match to play where two teams displayed two contrasting styles. Arrows playing short interpasses with lots of movement and the opponent playing long balls directly into the box.https://t.co/B8yAP0nkBV #AbsaPrem #DurbanHasMore #BuildingTheBrand pic.twitter.com/oqj8x6ZXDR
— Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) February 3, 2019
Meanwhile, Da Gama says he is optimistic that Rodney Ramagalela will be fit when he joins the team in July. Ramagalela has signed a pre-contract with Highlands during the transfer window last month.
Currently the Limpopo born striker is being side-lined at Polokwane City after deciding against signing a new contract with the club. Da Gama says he is a good player.
“I think he is a player with good mentality I know his from Vheda. I know personally. He doesn’t drink and smoke. He is a hard worker”.