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Da Gama: A Point Against Pirates Is Fantastic

TS Galaxy head coach Owen da Gama had nothing but praise for his players after securing a point against Orlando Pirates.

Read: Pirates Miss Out On Fourth Spot

The Rockets followed up their 3-0 win over Maritzburg United with a 1-1 draw against the Soweto giants on Tuesday evening.

This has been Da Gama's third game since taking over from Dan Malesela, but he has been encouraged with what he has seen so far.

"I'm not even two weeks here and when you say we had time to prepare I find that very difficult but yes we didn't play in the weekend and we still had to prepare, we have to catch up with the fitness," the Galaxy coach told SuperSport.

"We have to get other things right, the tactical culture of the team, we have to get that right. Maybe they started faster than us, it might not be that we started slow, they always come for that early goal.

"We were aware of that but I'm very proud of this boys, some of these boys it's the first time they're playing at Orlando Stadium.

"So I'm very pround of them, we did our best. For us it's a learning curve, there's still a long road for us to go trying to get the team right and if you come away to Pirates and you get a point for me I think it's fantastic.

"They are a playing team, we also try to play from the back. Pirates is a big team there's no doubt about that, they've got quality, some exceptional players and sometimes it that individual brilliance that allows certain actions in the game.

"But I'm still proud of the boys, they've worked very hard, they are trying to approach the game from a professional point of view, all I'm pleased with is the structure within the team.

"They are playing with structure, discipline, we just need to take it notch up but we'll get there. It's a process. We'll get where we want to get. I'm just happy they're responding quite early and hopefully we can just get better and better."

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