My players are maturing in their second season in the PSL: Da Gama

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Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama believes his side is beginning to show some maturity in their second season in the PSL.

The Lions of the North got relegated first time around from the big boy’s league in the 2016/17 season, returning quickly in the 2018/19 season to finish in the top eight.

Judging by their current statistics the side seems to be on an upward trajectory.

Da Gama says he wants his team to be a little bit better than last season.

The Lions have an interesting statistic of being the second-best team in the league after Kaizer Chiefs when only half-time results are considered, but Da Gama’s charges still seem to crumble in the second half hence their current fifth overall position.

In the 16 PSL matches they have played they led 6 times, drew 9 times and trailed just once by half-time. With a crucial encounter on Wednesday night at the iconic FNB Stadium against Amakhosi, Da Gama feels his side is capable of inflicting defeat to anyone in the league.

In Peter Shalulile, Da Gama believes he has a potent force upfront and described the Namibian International as the best striker in the country and his PSL goal-scoring numbers do not lie as he is leading the domestic scoring charts with nine so far.

Da Gama also added that he is looking at filling in the left-back spot as that department has been blighted by injuries and with the Tembisa side not having exhausted their foreign quota of players, the Lions mentor hinted that they could look into bringing in an international.

– report by Jefferson Lupuwana