Former Flames captain Robert Ng’ambi has extended his contract at Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Black Leopards for two months.
The midfielder’s contract with Lidoda Duvha expired at the end of June when the PSL was supposed to conclude.
However, the season was suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic, with Leopards remaining with six matches.
Leopards director Tshifhiwa Thidiela, confirmed Ng’ambi, alongside Lesedi Kapinga, Mogakolodi Ngele and Tshwarelo Bereng have all agreed to stay at the Limpopo-based club until the season is completed.
However, Joseph Mhlongo officially left the team on June 30 when his contract expired.
He said: “Most of them have agreed as it is allowed to have an extension for the remaining six matches, it is only Joseph Mhlongo whose contract is not going to be extended,
“The rest of them were obviously based on the coach’s plans; we have negotiated with them and some we are still finalising the negotiations to make sure they remain at the team for the last six games.”
In an interview from South Africa, Ng’ambi said he wants to help Leopards, who are anchoring the PSL table, survive relegation.
“The league is not finished and the team is not on a good position. So, we should focus more on what we can do to save the team when the league resumes,” he said.
On his future after the seasons, Ng’ambi said he is yet to make a decision.
“We just have to wait and see what happens after the season ends,” he said.
Ng’ambi was signed by Leopards in 2005 from Nyasa Big Bullets. During his six-year spell with Lidoda Duvha, he helped the team finish as runners-up in the 2011 Nedbank Cup.
He then joined Platinum Stars where he played an instrumental role in helping Dikwena finish second in the Absa Premiership (2012/13 season) and win MTN8 and Telkom Knockout Cup in 2013.
Ng’ambi, who was named 2013 MTN8 Player of the Tournament, rejoined the club in 2018.