l Da Gama has a South African Football Association Level 1 coaching certificate; Was a member of Association of Football Coaches and Trainers for three seasons in England;
l Holds a development coaching certificate that he obtained at the University of Port Elizabeth-Copenhagen FC;
l He played for Colchester United of Eersterus, Sundowns, Pretoria Bantu Callies, Fordsburg Dynamos, Beerschot (Belgium), Derry City (Ireland), Figuires (Spain), Durban Leeds United, Moroka Swallows, Lenasia Dynamos and Pretoria City;
l He promoted amateurs Silver Stars, formerly Mapate Silver Stars, to the then inland stream of the first division in 1999 and took them to the Castle Premiership at the end of 2002/03 season.
l Stars were founded by Joseph Mapfulagasha in Venda in 1991 and merged with Larry Brookstone's Highlands Park in 2003.