Absa Premiership

Ng’ambi praises Johnson impact

2015-04-07 14:52
Robert Ng’ambi (Gallo Images)

Rustenburg - Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng’ambi believes the impact of the newly appointed coach, Cavin Johnson, is beginning to pay dividends.

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Ng’ambi was speaking following their impressive 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town last Saturday.

Stars got off to a dream start under Johnson when they humbled the Urban Warriors at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, thanks to a brace from Ng’ambi.

The Malawian international cited that Dikwena are now playing as a team and their confidence is back since Johnson returned to the club last week following the departure of Allan Freese.

“He is a very good coach, we know him very well and we have played under him before,” said Ng’ambi.

“He allows us to play our own style of football and every player in the team is free.

“You can now see the confidence of the team when we move the ball around and getting behind the opposition defenders.

“He is motivating us very well and we’ll do well as a team going forward.”

Despite their victory over Ajax which boosted their PSL survival hopes, the 28-year-old play-maker revealed the North West Tycoons were struggling to combine during the early stages of the game but came back strongly after the interval to grab a well-deserved triumph.

“I think we didn’t start the game very well. We have struggled a little bit to find the right combination and we were not connecting.

“But in the second half we came back very strong and played a good football. We even created so many chances and managed to score two and at the end of the day it was a well-deserved win.”

Stars will face Orlando Pirates in their next league encounter away from home on Tuesday.

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