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Robin Ngalande on fire

Malawi national football team players, Robert Ng’ambi and Robin Ngalande, had a great game in South Africa on Sunday when their Absa Premier Soccer League teams, Platinum Stars and Baroka FC, played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane City.

The result saw Ngalande’s Baroka still at the summit of the league’s 16-member log table with 19 points from 12 games.

Ng’ambi was on the score-sheet with four minutes to full time in a move that gave Stars a 2-1 lead.

But Ngalande frustrated his fellow Malawian by equalising two minutes later with a ferocious, long-range dipping volley to rescue a point for the unlikely league leaders.

This was Ngalande’s second goal in two consecutive matches after he banged in the equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Cape Town City on Tuesday.

Flames Team Manager, James Sangala, commended the two players for their outstanding performances, saying the national team needs players who are in top form to help it win games.

“Ng’ambi has always been in top form. For Ngalande, it is too early for me to say many things. It is good that he is raising his profile. But he has a long way to go. He needs to work extra hard to prove his worth,” Sangala, who also played in South Africa for several years, said.

In other matches, another Flames star, Gerald Phiri Junior, played the entire 90 minutes when his team, Bidvest Wits, drew 0-0 against Maritzburg United.

The Flames Captain Limbikani Mzava’s Golden Arrows threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against Cape Town City and slip to third on the table with 17 points from 12 games.

Mzava played for the entire duration of the match.

Atusaye Nyondo was an unused substitute when his Bloemfontein Celtic lost 1-0 to second-placed Orlando Pirates.

Celtic lie eighth on the table with 16 points from 11 games.

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