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Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama will be travelling to Senegal to assess players

Posted: 13 December 2017 Time: 12:15

Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama will be heading to Senegal on Sunday to have a look at two players he feels could add value to the side in the second half of the season.

Highlands, who were relegated from the Absa Premiership last season, are top of the National First Division after 14 rounds of matches and will be looking to bolster their squad when the transfer window opens next month.

Highlands are looking to make an immediate return to the Premiership and believe they have a good chance of doing so, with a few additions to the squad in the second round of the season. They are currently four points ahead of second-placed Jomo Cosmos.

“We are looking at a top striker from Senegal and a midfielder who is from Gabon. They both play in the Senegalese league, so I am going on the 17th of this month,” said Da Gama, who will leave just a day after the club’s league match against Cape Town All Stars at Makhulong Stadium (14h00).

Da Gama says he will have a few trialists in January, but he did not want to reveal names.

"We’ll have some trialists, some of whom have played in the PSL. The club kept most of the players after they were relegated, which is unbelievable. We would like to strengthen in January. We are going to have about six trialists,” he said.

The former Bafana Bafana assistant coach, meanwhile, confirmed that former Orlando Pirates winger Tlou Segolela was training with the club to keep fit.

“Tlou came to train with us because he was going to Vietnam or somewhere in the east [of Asia].”

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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