Motsepe Foundation Championship side Black Leopards have brought in Owen Da Gama to help save them from relegation.
The 61-year-old former Orlando Pirates head coach has been out of the PSL since leaving Sekhukhune United as their assistant manager.
Da Gama is best known for his stint at now defunct Silver Stars, but also spent three years as the Bafana Bafana manager between 2014 and 2017.
Da Gama has since been appointed as the new head coach of Black Leopards, due to the absence of Rodwell Dhlakama at yesterday’s training session. The players were told that he went home for personal issues but whether he will come back remains to be seen.
The coach has been handed a five month deal at Lidoda Duvha with the option to renew for two years.
They are rock bottom with 13 points out of 17 games played in the league so far.
They are without a win in 10 consecutive matches. With 13 games to go Da Gama will have to spark in order to avoid the drop to the dreaded ABC Motsepe League, but are only three points away from the team in position number 14 so there is hope.
Da Gamas’ Black Leopards take on Polokwane City, who are sitting in second place and with dreams of returning to the top flight once again.
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