Ng'ambi: Time for work, not play


Dikwena, who ended 2017 with a 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Bidvest Wits on December 16, returned to training 11 days later to prepare for Saturday night's clash with title contenders Cape Town City at Royal Bafokeng Stadium (20h15).

Roger de Sa's side are 14th on the Premiership table with 15 points from as many games - two points above the relegation zone, which is occupied by Ajax Cape Town and misfiring champions Wits.

“We know that we have unfinished business so we have to focus more on our jobs than the holidays. We can’t afford to be on holiday. We have got a huge task. We have a big game coming. We have to focus on the job. We have to climb the ladder and get to the top eight,” said Ng’ambi, who is Stars' top scorer this season with five goals in all competitions.

“Everybody is looking forward to the job at hand. We have to work on our faults from the first round. The coach also gets a chance to work on certain aspects of our game. The coach gets more time to work with the players so that we can move forward.”

The Malawian added: “It’s going to be hard but we have to be positive. We have to work double, be more focused and have more energy. We have to work hard so that we can start climbing the log. We have been at training for four days. Everything looks sharp. The boys look good.

“It’s a very tough game [against City]. It’s a six-pointer. We have to win at all costs. Where we are now, any point that we get we have to fight for it. First round we had so many draws. We can’t afford any more draws. We have to win games now. We have to start collecting three points.”