By Peter Kanjere:
Having left Platinum Stars after their relegation from South Africa Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) in 2017 season, seasoned midfielder Robert Ng’ambi faces yet another battle against the drop.
Ng’ambi impressed in a rare starting role for Black Leopards, but his efforts were not enough to prevent them from losing 1-2 to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday night.
With two games to wind up the season, Leopards are on third position from bottom of the 16-member PSL log table with 26 points from 28 games, two and three points in front of Chippa United and Maritzburg United who are placed 15th and 16th, respectively.
Up the table, Limbikani Mzava’s Golden Arrows are safe from relegation as they lie ninth on the standings with 36 points from 28 games whereas striker Gabadinho Mhango’s Bidvest Wits occupy fourth place on 48 points, five points behind title favourites, second-positioned Sundowns and leaders Orlando Pirates.
Sundowns and Pirates are at par on 53 points from 28 games each, goal-aggregate separating the giants.
In the second tier, National First Division, Gerald Phiri’s Ajax Cape Town are still in the race for PSL promotion as they sit fourth on the table with 48 points from 29 games, at par with third-ranked TTM (Joseph Kamwendo’s team), whereas Royal Eagles are on second position behind with 53 points, two behind Stellenbosch.
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