Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng'ambi targeting top eight finish this season
Posted: 26 December 2017 Time: 10:00
The thought of relegation is not even on the minds of Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng’ambi, who has backed the side to finish in the top eight this season.
Dikwena are currently third from bottom on 15 points, just four ahead of bottom placed Bidvest Wits.
After a poor start to the season with coach Peter Butler, Stars have improved with his successor Roger De Sa, who has tons of experience of working in the PSL.
Dikwena have only lost twice in their last 10 matches, but five of those were draws. They need to start turning those draws into wins if they want to move up the standings.
They did get a confidence boosting victory over Wits in their final game of the year and will be hoping that it inspires them to get more in the second half of the season, which starts with a match against Cape Town City at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on January 6 (20h15).
Ng’ambi says the appointment of De Sa has been key to their improving form.
“It [the appointment of De Sa] helped us a lot because he knows most of the players in the PSL,” says the Malawian midfielder, who has three goals for the North West outfit this season.
“I am sure finishing in the top eight is possible if you look at the points between us and the teams above us. It’s not that much.
He goes on: “If we can keep on working hard and pushing the way we have been pushing, then I am sure we can finish in the top eight.”