Owen da Gama has resigned from Free State Stars, citing interference in his running of Ea Lla Koto.

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Da Gama quits Free State Stars

Posted: 6 October 2008 Time: 19:31

Former Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates coach Owen da Gama has resigned from Free State Stars, citing interference in his running of Ea Lla Koto.

Da Gama's resignation takes immediate effect.

The former Moroka Swallows’ striker took over from Ghanaian David Duncan only two months ago.

Reports allege that a senior Stars’ official tried to influence Da Gama’s selection ahead of their weekend game against Bay United in Welkom.

Ea Lla Koto registered their first win of the season when they beat the Port Elizabeth-based club 3-2 in Welkom yesterday.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:55 pm
hey guys surely there is something wrong tha happend at Pirates,When will all this useless SOCCER OWNERS STOP INTERFERING with coaches jobs.
posted: 09:14 pm
Da Gama resigning is not always a good option. If they will always be interference from all the teams you are going to coach it means you will always resign moes. The ony way to sort out a problem is to face it and address it to make sure people who are involved are dealt with. But who knows maybe you were interferring with the ex-coach job when you were Technical adviser...
posted: 09:48 pm
the man is drinking his own medicine, let him feel how sour or bitter it was when he gave it to Duncan to drink.no wonder our soccer is in such a mess, tomorrow he will be a technical advisor of another team on the way to be the head coach.
posted: 06:42 am
he he he this is interesting you resigned course some-1 wants to assist you.at Pirates you resigned course you wanted assist's the's deffanetly something wrong with your head what does this guy want?
posted: 07:39 am
Cry baby,thats what you'll get for stabbing David Duncan at the back.

FFS must go back to Mvela where it belongs,Duncan was doing a good job at pre season,winning the Phakisa Cup defeating OP & KC on the process,but FFS decided to bring ODG as a "Technical Adivisor" & ODG was interferring with Duncan's selection,so Duncan resigned,now ODG is having a taste of his medicine.
posted: 09:57 am
EISH eish i like this GUY ODG,And i feel sorry for him as he is the 1st coach to leave the CLUB, Ihope BUCS will rehire him and fir the HOLLANDERS.
posted: 09:59 am
Which team does he think he will caoch in SA without interference.

i think we should give him a new name, how about: Owen"the quitter"da gama.
posted: 10:55 am
Come on lets forget about playesr who dont know how to handle their affairs. Lets play guys, put your skills to a test by joining Kgwele Premier. I have a space for 6 managers since i want this league to consist of 15 teams. The code is 2877291977714. Hurry up before is too late.
posted: 03:24 pm
Owen Talks a lot. He is a good coach and Taught that he is bigger than Pirates. Now he pushed Duncan out of the Team and Said Duncan is not a Team Player.

Who is not a team Player Now. You better form you own Club and Run it like Jomo, the rate that you are going you will end up coaching all the Teams in South Africa.

I still like you Though and feel that you left Pirates To Soon.
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