The tactician is expecting a tough campaign, but he is confident that his charges will be met if they face Amakhosi at home.
TS Galaxy coach Owen Da Gama kicks off the new PSL campaign against Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday.
Amakhosi is aiming for a positive outcome after being removed from the MTN8 Cup this past weekend, and while the Galaxy tactician is expecting a tough encounter, he has expressed confidence that anything can happen in that particular encounter.
Why does Da Gama like to start with Chiefs?
‘We expect a very difficult match; Chiefs gets new coach [Stuart Baxter]. “He changed the team and brought in some good signatures that made them,” the tactician said. Soviet.
“But at the end of the day it’s 11 to 11. Anything can happen. I’m very happy to start with a great club. I’ve always said that and I’ve always been happy, even with Highlands Park. [and] before that with other teams.
“[I’m happy] to start with Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns, because if you start with big teams early in the season, it helps you determine where you are and it brings you to their level. “
What does the tactician expect this season?
This will be the second campaign for the club in the PSL and the tactician acknowledges that his opponents are more experienced at this level.
The 59-year-old also believes it will be tougher for his charges this season as teams know how to play now, having established themselves in the top flight.
“This is the second season of TS Galaxy, so yes, I think it’s great that we’re playing against a great team, because it helps us get to a high level,” Da Gama continued.
“They beat us 1-0 in the last game of last season, and we played very well on the day.
“The second season is much harder than the first. In the first season you are a closed book, and in the second one people start to see who you are and what you are about, and where the power lies … but we are full confidence that we will work hard.
“The most important thing is to build a solid foundation so that this team can stay sustainable to stay in the league.”
Sunday’s match starts at 15:00 in Mbombela Stadium.