Flames midfield star Robert Ng’ambi struck twice to help his South African Platinum Stars bag maximum points against Ajax Cape Town at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday night in a thrilling Absa Premiership encounter.
In a match monitored on SuperSport 4 channel, Ng’ambi put the Urban Warriors in front in the 12th minute with a superb chest finish. The match took flight after the goal with Ajax seeing much of the ball and they were rewarded for their efforts. Erwin Isaacs levelled matters with a superb finish in the 27th minute.
Neither side managed to put their noses in front by the break as the score remained 1-1.
Ng’ambi netted his second of the evening in the 85th minute to make it 2-1. Cavin Johnson’s charges held on to their lead to record a much-needed win.
Following the win, Platinum are now 11th with 27 points from 23 games in the 16-team league.
Elsewhere, Esau Kanyenda’s Polokwane City held Bidvest Wits to a one-all draw in another league match.
Polokwane are eighth with 33 points from 24 games.
Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri’s Free State Stars remain in the murky waters of relegation after going down 1-0 to bottom of the table Amazulu.