Flames midfield meastro Robert Ng’ambi has conceded that his South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Platinum Stars is not safe from relegation and needs to win at least one of their remaining games to avoid relegation and promotion play-offs.
However, Ng’ambi expressed optimism that his team will survive the chop.
Stars went down 1-2 to Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday and they are just a step from the relegation zone on 13th position with 31 points from 28 games in the 16-team league.
Ng’ambi did not feature in that match.
“We have two games before we finish the league and if we can win at least one, then we should be in the comfort zone,” said Ng’ambi from South Africa.
The Flames midfielder said he missed the crucial game against Sundowns due to a bout of flue.
“But I am feeling much better now and I should resume training tomorrow [today],” he said.
Meanwhile, Malawian coach Kinnah Phiri’s Free State Stars revival continued with yet another 2-0 win over Chippa United on Saturday.
It was Kinnah’s third straight league victory. Stars are now safe from relegation on ninth position with 34 points from 28 games.
Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango played a full game while Limbikani Mzava was introduced in the last five minutes as Bloemfontein Celtic lost 3-2 to Robin Ngalande’s Ajax Cape Town also on Saturday.
However, Ngalande did not feature for Ajax.
Elsewhere, Gerald Phiri Jnr and George Nyirenda were in action for their Zimbabwean outfit Caps United when they edged Highlanders 1-0 in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match away at Barbourfields in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Phiri was taken off for Leonard Tsipa in the 62nd minute while Ishmail Thindwa did not get a run.