Sekhukhune United Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Owen “Thifhuriwi” Da Gama as the co-coach of the team.
Da Gama who is affectionally known as “the Rubber Doll” will be working alongside Sekhukhune United FC Head coach, MacDonald Makhubedu for the remainder of the 2021/22 DSTV Premiership campaign.
Da Gama (60) was born on the 18th of August 1961 in Volksrust, South Africa. He previously managed Dynamos, HP Silver Stars, PSM Parkhurst, Orlando Pirates, Free State Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic, Platinum Stars, South Africa Under 23 team, South Africa National Team (Assistant Coach), Highlands Park as well as TS Galaxy.
Da Gama started his coaching career at Dynamos in Thohoyandou that participated in the First Division. He led Silver Stars to victory in the 2006 Telkom Knockout Cup after defeating Ajax Cape Town. In the 2006/07 season, Silver Stars (Platinum Stars) finished 2nd in the league and managed to achieve a place in the 2008 CAF Champions League.
Sekhukhune United FC Chairman Simon Malatji said Da Gama has been part of South African football history for many years and has also won Telkom Knockout Cup in 2006. As Sekhukhune United we were particularly keen to appoint South African coaches and express our commitment and confidence in the talent and ability of our local coaches.
Sekhukhune United Football Club would like to welcome Mr. Da Gama to Babina Noko’s family.