- Highlands Park have clarified the future of head coach Owen da Gama by way of a formal statement
- Reports have indicated that Da Gama submitted his resignation recently
- The club has refuted the claims and pledged it support for Da Gama
Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama is one of the most respected coaches in the country.
It wouldn't be far-fetched to say that Da Gama's availability would spark the interest of quite a few Premier Soccer League clubs.
Football followers therefore watched closely when speculation mounted on the future of the veteran tactician.
Some reports even indicated that Da Gama had already submitted his resignation.
Highlands Park have now responded to the rumours in emphatic fashion by issuing a strong statement.
The club refuted and dismissed any reports indicating that Da Gama has resigned from his role as head coach.
Club director and shareholder Sinky Mnisi says that management is fully committed to Da Gama:
'"We are fully behind the coach, his vision for the team, the entire technical team and are confident of his turnaround strategy that he’s working on to redeem the club in the next coming matches."
The club's statement went on to emphasise that everyone takes collective responsibility for the current state of affairs.
Briefly.co.za noted that Highlands Park have targeted the fixture against Orlando Pirates to boost the morale of their fans.
Speculation aside, Highlands Park can't afford to rest on their laurels during the January transfer window and Briefly.co.za previously reported on the proposed move of Eswatini playmaker Leon Manyisa.
The 18-year-old is touted as a future star and already attracted the interest of Real Madrid.
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