Da Gama wants team to make an impact
HIGHLANDS Park are not obsessed with league positions but their mission is to make an impact in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
The Lions of North boss, Owen da Gama, said they are not to worried about where they will finish on the log when he spoke with the media on Saturday at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi.
Highlands held AmaZulu to a 0-0 stalemate at King Zwelithini Stadium in an Absa Premiership encounter this past weekend.
It was their second successive draw after sharing the spoils with Orlando Pirates last week.
Highlands are now ninth on the log with 22 points after 17 games.
“I’ve said it from the from the beginning. For us it is not about top eight or fighting relegation or retaining our status.
“We want to come here and add value. We want to be as competitive as possible. Our determination and our competitive edge will determine when we end off. All I know is that this is going to be a much better team than they are right now, “Da Gama said.
The Lions of North will face Mamelodi Sundowns in their next assignment on January 22 at Makhulong Stadium.
“There’s going to be a lot of experience. They are still players from National First Division who are still trying to find their feet. There are other players that need a little bit more time. It is a time thing. With time I would like to try and emulate what we did at Silver Stars before we become Platinum Stars. In the first season, we were 11th and in the second season we were seventh. In our season third season we finished fourth and following season we were second on the log and we won the Telkom Knockout. For me clubs should be getting better every season. That gives us a bit of hope because some of the clubs are not getting better,“Da Gama explained.