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Platinum Stars finally confirm Owen Da Gama is coach

Posted: 2 August 2010 Time: 11:46

Platinum Stars have confirmed Owen Da Gama as their new head coach on a two-year contract confirming what said on Friday.

Da Gama replaces Steve Komphela, who had a torrid run at the helm of the North West based side. Komphela guided 'Dinaledi' to a 14th place finish on the log and was constantly accused of "poor management" of his players at the team, with some staying away from training in protest.

Da Gama left Bloemfontein Celtic under a cloud last week after he allegedly had a run-in with management. Now 'Rubber Doll' has returned to the club he guided for seven years before taking charge of Orlando Pirates, where he had a short stint.

"I am delighted to be returning to Platinum Stars, a club that is very close to my heart after so many years spent here previously. I am returning to a very different club though, one that has moved base to Rustenburg and into world-class facilities of the Bafokeng Sports Campus. These are exciting times for this ambitious team and the chance to be part of this bright new future was too good for me to turn down," he says.

The club is equally ecstatic. "Owen is an outstanding coach who brings a wealth of experience to the club. We are delighted he has decided to join us at a time when we are looking to take the brand forward into a new era. We have the utmost confidence in Owen and those players who remain at the club from his first spell in charge will tell you he has exceptional qualities as a coach," says Jason Raine, the club's general manager.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:11 pm
Soccer Critic ( Tivani ): 2010-08-02 11:56 [ Report)

Stupidity is really killing you, try to comment relevently to the topic.....moron. or is it bcause KO has nothing interesting to say about Pierats...Nxa........

Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 12:13 pm
Maybe steve Compela can coach Pirates
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 12:14 pm
MidoValdo: 2010-08-02 12:11

***Mxm! Freedom of Speech
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 12:17 pm
Im afraid of krol. This guy must go.
Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 12:58 pm
An educated man once said:

"Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance,facing your child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you""

The doors of wisdom are never shut.................mhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i Buccanneer ivelelwe
Soccer Critic (size13)
posted: 01:29 pm
yah neh, uyinquza 4 real tivan!
posted: 04:06 pm
No place like home
Swona Champ!
posted: 04:29 pm
coaches dont have pride, they leave teams and go back, talk of eating your vomit!
Swona Champ!
posted: 04:34 pm
Krol is a goad coach, Tebza, Floyed are a problem to OP, their influence towards players is negative, this is because Tebza thinks he can be Ace Khuse, and Floyed thnks Tebza can coach the team better, but now Dr. Khoza is back, he'll bring back order in the team! watch the space, and am glad he opted to give the Dutch combination another chance to work with the team, I saw positve signs in the last four matches in the bench, Krol and Craig will upset teams this season, mark my words!
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