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Owen da Gama back to his roots today

Posted: 30 July 2010 Time: 14:22

While news of Owen da Gama's shock departure Bloemfontein Celtic is still doing the rounds among fans, further speculation is that ‘Rubber Doll' will be named Platinum Stars head coach before the day ends.

Sources at Dinaledi are tight-lipped about the situation. The last disclosure this week was that they were still tying up the loose ends of a two-year contract that Steve Komphela had with them, and that former AmaZulu coach Neil Tovey was in line for the vacant post.

However, impeccable sources in the North West indicated to at midday that Da Gama is definitely returning to his roots.

Da Gama and Platinum Stars go back a long way; in fact, the former Moroka Swallows has the distinction of taking the founder club, Mapate Silver Stars, from the amateur ranks right through to the elite ranks.

His continued success at getting good results for the club that was renamed HP Silver Stars and then later Platinum Stars saw him being lured to Orlando Pirates during 2007/2008 season.

Da Gama's subsequent move to Celtic has been a stormy one with the Augosti family management. A rift appeared half-way during last season with reports of a pending split, which ironically was also linked to reports at the time that Free State Stars coach Gordon Igesund was being targeted to replace him.

In his heyday as a striker, Da Gama not only played against Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, but went up against teams like Russia's Spartak Moscow and England's Liverpool while he was playing for Derry City in Ireland.

Article by: KICK OFF

Previous comments on this story...

Maestro KC
posted: 02:31 pm
swap deal?
posted: 03:34 pm

Rubber dodi
posted: 03:50 pm
Zakhele:2010-07-30 14:06
A normal human being
can't defend TIVANI under any circumstences.
I now start to doubt your
mental stability and capacity.
posted: 03:51 pm
I knew it, never under-estimate the powers of ounces of platinum. This miners...nx!
posted: 04:06 pm
Good move owen.goodluck
posted: 04:15 pm
is there sum1 who still cares wht Tivani thnks or says. Hs mother prbably dropd hm on his head @ birth.
posted: 05:04 pm
Pure failure @ Bloem Celtics. What z he going 2 put @ Dinaledi. He just ran da pressure of da Masokolara passionate fans. U know, I once said de likes of K. Zondo & O. Da Gama R just intertainers nt winning coaches. Platinum Stars should go 4 an expirienced coach cos they hev a lot of cash. He will be gud only when he plays against so called big teams, other than that he will fail. Kosi 4 lyf with my Unako @ Stutterheim.
posted: 06:38 pm
B-man wanyela owen hasn't failed at celtic.celtic was a team to beat last szn because ramadou dagama .if u've got nothing 2 say just shut up! Owen is one of the best coaches in psl.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
posted: 07:48 pm
Shakira kanthe le tsuba eng banna? Le fihla mo le sentse le tauwe.
posted: 09:00 pm
Eish she failed dismal @ Bucs & Siwelele may be if he goes back @ where he started he will get his magic who knows....
posted: 07:27 am
Jimmy why did u assault Owen on wednesdy? Gordon u r next.
posted: 07:34 am
D'Avary u de 1 who caused de problem. Editor, Owen was assaulted on wednesday dat is why he left.
posted: 07:35 am
@ Shakira, " Celtic was a team 2 beat" he!he! They R nt even @ da Super 8 or U praise Owen bcoz he was nt relageted. He bana pls help me did Owen Da GAma succeeded @ Celtics? Ans: No Dont just watch ur Skororo team, watch soccer as awhole. Hi 2 all Kosi haters.
posted: 08:20 am
B-man otshwere ke stlamatlama sa blacklabel wena.owen transformed celtic to be ateam,he brought back confidence 2 certain players @ celtic the likes of segolela,schalwyk,olomu and others.ntwana bona from relagated zone to top8 that's wonderful isn't it? U khow nothing boy eve the lady herself(poisonhoney) is much better than u. homeboy where r u? Morning guyz.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
posted: 08:36 am
Guyz help me. Is not in the top8?coz according to the tables celtic will play orlando pirates in MTN 8 competition or keyahlanya?ally yersteday u wrote something in sotho dude but ithought u didn't understand the language any way tsoha oilo rota mr cool,all psl featuring black label clown batawa barobetse sepotong maubane tjo! Morning TEKO lovers and haters.SHAKIRAH LOVE "OBVIOUSE"
posted: 08:59 am
Yoh, yoh, yoh, shakira &b-man just 2 b an intruder nje guyz i think problem iz not only on coaching dptment, i think their problem iz on their top mngment may be bayagxambukela(intruders) on others work, 2 b true Owen is a complete coach if u luk at the record & last season they 've got best players as shakira mentioned so if u compare Owen and these players u expect a gud things, but at the end nothing they did, so we need not 2 luk at them as a team infront of us but we need 2 check on behind the scenes(which is their mngment) luk we cant say Owen is nothing after what he did at Platinum he took them from nowhere wababuilder & put them in the big league wawina icup nabo @ a big league, 2me it's not an easy thing 2 do if u dont know a futball thoroughly, so (kasingadlali isifo sokukhohlwa) lets not 4get easily guyz, thank u 4 yo tym guyz tell me if i 'm wrong guz i 'm here 2 learn nami i 'm not an expert, gud morning everyone, hai Shaki!
posted: 10:57 am
Dankie shaki, the problem iz we as supporters we lyk 2 analys our lovely game the way we lyk not the way it is, shaki 2 go back on ur take abt seSotho 2b true i 'm not fluent on ur language but i know some of it.
posted: 02:02 pm
4 da record I am a Nguni by my Roots,isiXhosa z my home language (so ndingum Xhosa ke ngamanye amazwi). English z nt my language . M nt using any kind of alcohol. Im commenting in dis magazine nt 2 B insulted. If M rong Im here 2 B corrected. M still saying Owen did fail @ Celtic. They must hire Gordon. Maybe he will succeed @ Dinaledi, as 4 Celtics he brought them nothing.
posted: 03:22 pm
Don't worry ally u will be fluent with seSotho just get a sotho speaking girlfriend ha ha ha.SHAKIRAH LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
posted: 04:01 pm
Owen is ''die warm klap'' that made to leave what a farewell.
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