Newly-appointed TS Galaxy Head Coach Owen Da Gama has said he has bought into the ambition of club boss Tim Sukazi.
Da Gama was unveiled at the club this week, and replaced interim coach Zipho Dlangalala, who leaves the club after three months.
Da Gama, who is familiar with a lot of the players having been the Highlands Park coach last season, says it is now time to build a foundation at the club.
“The most important thing, it is to get the foundation right. Let us build a solid foundation here,” Da Gama told the club’s website.
”I don’t believe that TS Galaxy is in the position to compete with anybody. TS Galaxy has got to compete with itself. We know the vision of the chairman. We know what this team can achieve.”
“For now, it is all about building a solid foundation. We are looking for a big improvement. There’s no wonder stick that says we are going to beat everyone. By laying those foundation of improvement, that’s when we are going to achieve what we will achieve. We want to add value in the Premier Soccer League. TS Galaxy wants to add value in the biggest league in Africa.”
“When I looked at the ambition of Tim Sukazi and his management team, I was amazed. The team won the Nedbank Cup while in GladAfrica Championship. That told me about the ambition of the club. You look at their social media platform, it is unbelievable. You look a the dedication from the entire management, this club is very professional.”
“That’s what caught my attention. I want to be part of something like this. My relationship with team goes from way back. For me, it is homecoming because we’ve built this relationship of mutual trust and respect. I think that is very important.”
“I think, it is mindset. We got to turn that mindset. We have to get players performing at their best and to be confident. Confidence comes with hard work. I think, the confidence is a little bit low.”
“It is something that we got to get right. I’ve got a very good feedback from the technical team. I’m not just coming from outside with my theories. It is well documented that I’ve got an information from the technical team. As a collective, we got to plan as to how we move forward to try and improve as a team.”
Galaxy host Chippa United on Saturday, where former coach Dan Malesela is now in charge.
“You got to win your home games. You got to make sure that you win as much game as possible at home. You must first get it right at home and try and improve away but it is a process and hopefully, we will get it right.”
“It is all about hard work now. Talk is easy but we got to put in to practice.”