11 07 15

Vasco Kick Off Preseason Training

Vasco Kick Off Preseason Training

This past week saw Vasco’s NFD team return to training as they start to prepare for the 2015/16 season.

01 07 15

Edries Burton Appointed Vasco COO

Edries Burton Appointed Vasco COO

Vasco Da Gama Football Club is proud to confirm the appointment of Edries Burton as the club’s Chief Operating Officer.

26 04 15

Vasco Knocked Out Of Nedbank Cup

Vasco Knocked Out Of Nedbank Cup

Vasco’s dream of progressing to the Nedbank Cup Final and setting up an all-Cape Town encounter came to an end on Sunday when they narrowly lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Masterpiece Moripe Stadium in Attridgeville.

03 10 14

Vasco Partners With Vitoria

Vasco Partners With Vitoria

NFD side Vasco da Gama are set to become a club that young footballers aspire to join now that Portuguese top-flight outfit Vitória de Guimarães are their European partner.

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11 07 15

Vasco Kick Off Preseason Training

This past week saw Vasco’s NFD team return to training as they start to prepare for the 2015/16 season.

Vasco, who finished the past season on a high reaching the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup, will be looking to build on their 7th place finish in the league as they campaign for promotion to the PSL.

Assistant Coach Noel Cousins, who oversaw the first weeks training sessions, put the players through their paces in order to get the team ready for the return of Head Coach Tony De Nobrega, who will be joining preseason training on Monday.

The team wrapped up the 1st week back at Fives Futebol in Century City on Saturday where the players took each other on in a fun-high intensity 6-a-side mini tournament.

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01 07 15

Edries Burton Appointed Vasco COO

Vasco Da Gama Football Club is proud to confirm the appointment of Edries Burton as the club’s Chief Operating Officer.

Edries Burton is a renowned and respected administrator in the Cape Town football fraternity, and it with great pleasure that he has joined Vasco.

Edries made a name for himself when he played for the likes of Santos, Cape Town Spurs and AmaZulu during a playing career that spanned across 18 years – 15 of which he spent playing in the Cape.

After retiring in 2007, Edries was appointed the Chief Operations Manager at Santos, a role he held until he left the club in August 2014 to become Chief Executive Officer of Cape Town All Stars.

Commenting on Burton’s appointment, Vasco Director Carlos das Neves said: “Vasco is in the process of implementing and formalizing club structures that will see Vasco operate as a fully professional club. Part of this process was to appoint a COO to drive this going forward, and when it came to selecting the COO, we were looking for someone with a strong background in football administration… Someone who understood the culture of Cape Town football. Edries’ knowledge and experience ticked both these boxes and we believe that the value Edries’ appointment brings to the club will be felt both on and off the field.”

As COO, Edries will be tasked with overseeing all administrative and management matters relating to the club as Vasco Da Gama strives to become a leading model of club administration and management.

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26 04 15

Vasco Knocked Out Of Nedbank Cup

Vasco’s dream of progressing to the Nedbank Cup Final and setting up an all-Cape Town encounter came to an end on Sunday when they narrowly lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Masterpiece Moripe Stadium in Attridgeville.

Vasco’s dream of progressing to the Nedbank Cup Final and setting up an all-Cape Town encounter came to an end on Sunday when they narrowly lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Speaking after the match, Head Coach, Tony de Nobrega, commended his players,
“I can’t thank my players enough for their effort here today – it was real tough and they gave given it their best. On another day with a little bit more luck and little bit more quality in the final third and it could have been a different result.”

Vasco dominated the chances in 1st half.

In the 17th minute Ndiviwe Mdabuka tested Kennedy Mweene from 25-yards out forcing the Sundowns goalkeeper to make a brilliant save. Vasco had another opportunity to go 1-0 up twenty minutes later, but Jonathan Armogam, who only had the goalkeeper to beat, sent his shot wide of the goal with.

Three minutes before the break Mweene was forced to make another magnificent save when Aleni Lebyane shot a thunderbolt from the 30 yard mark.
In response, Sundowns failed to manage a single shot on goal in the first half as they struggled to break down Vasco’s well-organised defense.

With the half-time score tied at 0-0, Vasco started the 2nd half with the same intent they displayed in the first 45.

10 minutes after the break Vasco failed to capitalise on confusion in the Sundowns box when which gave Armogam a shot on a open goal, but he dragged his effort wide.

Vasoo’s cup hopes came to an end on the hour mark when Mzikayise Mashaba gave the Brazilians the lead when he struck home a cracker of a shot from 30 yards out.

Vasco pushed to find the equaliser to force extra time, but after a valiant and well fought effort Mashaba’s goal proved to be the decider that saw Downs into the final.

Vasco’s road to the semi-finals:
Last-32: Bellevue Winners Park 2 – 3 Vasco Da Gama (Giyani Stadium)
Last-16: Vasco Da Gama 3 -0 Maluti FET College (Parow Park)
Quarterfinal: Black Leopards 2 – 3 Vasco Da Gama (Thohoyandou Stadium)

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03 10 14

Vasco Partners With Vitoria

NFD side Vasco da Gama are set to become a club that young footballers aspire to join now that Portuguese top-flight outfit Vitória de Guimarães are their European partner.

Vasco has always been a strong, credible community-based club with a sound youth setup. But the identity of the club is shifting now that they have a link to a top club in Europe.

“We want to attract the best talent in the Western Cape area and by partnering with a club of Vitória de Guimarães’ stature, we believe that the Vasco development setup has just been given a massive boost in the right direction,” says Vasco’s majority shareholder Mario Ferreira.

“Previously where young players might have joined Vasco’s youth setup with the dream of making the first team, playing in the NFD and possibly the Absa Premiership, they now have a new ceiling. They can now aspire to reaching the top level in Europe too.”

Vasco’s partnership with the Portuguese club will see coaching education filter through from Vitória de Guimarães to the Parow Park club, which will result in stronger coaching networks, opportunities for players to train abroad and for a sharing of knowledge and technical expertise.

Vasco are now under the ownership of the TMM Group, whose CEO Mario Ferreira is a shareholder at Vitória de Guimarães and is passionate about giving back to the community and moving patiently into the top-flight of South African football.

“As TMM we want to put something back into the community and we understand that this club [Vasco da Gama] has a strong tradition. Football-wise, we want to have a structured approach and we are going to focus on both the professional side and the amateur setup,” says Ferreira.

“I’d like to help Vasco become one of the clubs in Cape Town that everyone wants to play for. I understand that this will take time, which is why for the next couple of years we will be working towards making this a club of choice for young players.”

Since TMM Holdings (PTY) Ltd became the majority shareholder of Vasco da Gama, only brothers Carlos, Paulo and Mario Das Neves stayed on as shareholders from the previous board of directors. The rest of the previous Vasco shareholders will no longer be involved with the club in any official capacity.

For now, the current Vasco technical team of Tony de Nobrega, Keenin Lesch and Kenny Gertse have remained leading the first team.

Source : Kickoff