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After being promoted to the Absa Premiership, suffering relegation and then reintroduced to the top flight, Head Coach Owen da Gama has spoken about the past 12 months he has spent with Highlands Park.
The Lions of the North had a successful 2018/19 campaign where they maintained their top-flight status, as well as finished off the Absa Premiership season in the top eight on the league standings.
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Speaking to the media at their annual awards ceremony, Head Coach Da Gama, who took over the helm at the club last season, spoke about what his mandate was after the club’s struggle in the previous seasons.
“Things were tough, we had a monkey on our back. The team got promoted and then got relegated the same season and when I was brought it, we lost three games in a row and we were told - look please try and help us, there was no immediate goal set,” he said.
“I’ve never been relegated. Whenever I’ve taken over I have never failed because I have God on my side and I put God in front, I put the players in front...” Da Gama added.