Speaking after their Nedbank Cup win over AmaZulu last Friday, Da Gama said: "Steve has done well this season, from Bloemfontein Celtic to Arrows now, you can see he is a good coach.
"He went to Thoyandou and got four points for both teams he has coached this season, that must tell us a lot about him.”
Highlands and Arrows will both be looking to maintain good form as the games get tougher every week.
Da Gama also said he enjoyed playing in KwaZulu-Natal.
"I always enjoy playing this side [in Durban], now playing against Arrows it will be more interesting as they are enjoying good form of late,” he added.
Highlands Park have played three games in KZN this season, two in the league and one in the cup, and haven't lost. They are currently in ninth position after eighteen games with 22 points. Arrows have 21 points.