South Africa’s Platinum Stars’ Malawian midfielder, Robert Ng’ambi, has set his sights on winning the Nedbank Cup in order to “bring glory back to the team.”
Stars have had a difficult start to the season, finding themselves languishing down in 13th place in the Absa Premier Soccer League, with just 14 points from 14 games.
However, the final cup competition of the season is a chance for Stars to turn things around. Having been drawn against AmaZulu in the opening round, Ng’ambi believes it is a chance to spark some life into their campaign.
“This is the time where we have to turn things around and start with this trophy,” Ng’ambi told his club’s official website.
“It has been years without winning and looking at a team like Platinum Stars, we have not been doing well in the league.
“This is the time that as the players we have to step up for the team and make sure that we bring the glory back to the team.”
He added: “In the Nedbank Cup, there is no easy game. All those small teams are hungry and they want to win. For us, we have to up our game and make sure that we perform so we can go through to the next stage.”
The 30-year-old Malawi international is well aware of the threat Amazulu will pose, but believes playing in their own backyard will come as a massive boost.—The Daily Times/ Kick-Off website
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