TS Galaxy have confirmed the appointment of Owen Da Gama as their new Head Coach.
Da Gama succeeds Dan Malesela, who was sacked at the end of 2020.
Zipho Dlangalala had been the interim coach for Galaxy’s last two games, but Tim Sukazi has now appointed the former Highlands Park mentor to oversee the team.
Dlangalala has since parted ways with the club.
“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 said in a statement.
“As a club, we took the view that we would be best placed with a coach who has 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. The fact that coach Owen has worked with most of our current crop of players gave him a notch. Unfortunately there are not too many coaches out there who tick these two critical boxes.”
Galaxy, of course bought Highlands’ Premiership franchise, so he will more than familiar with many of the players, who had moved with the club after its purchase.
Galaxy confirmed the appointment at an official unveiling on Monday at the Indaba Hotel.