CAPE TOWN – Platinum Stars veteran midfielder Robert Ng’ambi wants to bring his A game to help Dikwena move up the Absa Premiership table.
Stars, with 10 league games left in their season, find themselves in the unenviable position of last place on the log, some five points adrift of second-from-bottom Ajax Cape Town.
The pressure is indeed on Stars to find a way to move out of the relegation zone.
“We need to turn it around now. We don’t have time anymore. The games are going. We can’t keep on complaining,” said Ng’ambi.
“We have to sort things on the field of play. We need to fight as a team. Bring back the confidence that we had. It’s up to us if we want to change things. It’s our jobs at stake.”
Dikwena will play hosts to SuperSport United in a must win game at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Tuesday night. Ng’ambi says it’s a match where the turnaround has to start.
“We just need to improve and make sure that we start collecting points. We have to do well especially at home. We have not scored five goals at home and it’s not good enough. This is a game that we need to start scoring and start collecting points if we want to survive,” said the Malawian.
Ng’ambi has called for introspection to find motivation for survival. He has also challenged his teammates to give their best in order to ensure that the team improve from previous showings which yielded little in the way of results.
“We have to look at ourselves as to what we have done for the team. We also have to look at what we can do to save the team. We need to put in more effort,"he said
"As a senior player I need to bring my A game so that I can help where the team is struggling. The other guys also have to come to the party. We have to look back as to what is it that we were doing right for the team that was winning cups and coming second on the log.
“An individual like me as an attacking player, I have to ask how much effort have I put into my game. How many goals have I scored? How many chances have I created? In this game we talk about the collective as a team, but sometimes individuals win you games.
“So as an attacking player I should be more worried if I am not scoring. It means there’s something that I am not doing right. That’s why I am talking about bringing my A game. I have to work harder to get goals and to create for my teammates so we get out of trouble.”
African News Agency (ANA)