- Kaizer Chiefs drew Highlands Park in the next round of he Nedbank Cup
- Highlands Park head coach Owen Da Gama seemed upbeat about the fixture and says it's all part of God's plan
- Chiefs have already beaten Highlands Park twice this season
Highlands Park cruised past second division side Uthongathi in the Nedbank Cup.
However, things will get considerably tougher as they've been drawn with Kaizer Chiefs in the next round.
Many football followers won't be giving the Lions of the North much of a chance, but coach Owen Da Gama is quietly confident.
Not long ago, Briefly.co.za reported on the rumours of Da Gama's departure, but the club formally dismissed those claims.
Chiefs have already beaten Highlands Park twice this season, but KickOFF.com reported that Da Gama has reason to feel more optimistic.
Da Gama said, "God has planned it that way and this is a chance for us to have another opportunity to play Chiefs."
Briefly.co.za recalls that Highlands Park's previous loss to the Amakhosi occurred when they were forced to play three matches within six days.
The tough run saw them competing against Chiefs, Pirates and Stellenbosch FC.
Da Gama therefore feels the cup will provide his team with a much better opportunity to prepare for the log leaders.
He added, "How many teams get to play such teams in the space of six days? And we had a lot of injuries. So let's see how we perform when we have a bit of time to practice."
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