Absa Premiership

Stars not happy with 2nd spot

2013-05-20 16:00
Robert Ng'ambi (Backpage)

Johannesburg - Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng'ambi says they were disappointed not to win the PSL following their second place finish behind Kaizer Chiefs.

Stars came agonisingly short of a first ever league title finishing just one point short of Amakhosi.

Throughout the season, the Rustenburg outfit maintained their aim had been to make into the top eight - a goal they breezed past with ease.

“We had a very good season with the team. Personally I'm happy with what we achieved although we were a little bit disappointed we did not win the league and we let ourselves down,” said Ng'ambi on Monday after being named Player of Quarter 4 by the Premier League.

Stars put in a strong challenge throughout the title race, but only managed eight points from their last five fixtures.

“We had a chance and we could have won the league, but the last few games we didn't come to the party.

“But we still have next season to prove ourselves and we always take the positives to next season.”

Ng'ambi praised the efforts of all the personnel but paid special tribute to coach Cavan Johnson.

“The credit must also go to the coach, the technical staff, the physical trainer and the medical staff as they really did a good job this season looking after the players.

“What the coach brings to the table is the confidence he brings out in all of us. He made the players believe in themselves -- believe they can really play football.

“For him to do what he did this season was great.”

According to Ng'ambi, the emphasis was performance-based and the results would then take care of themselves.

“I wanted to see the team playing good football for him [Johnson].

“All he wanted was for us to perform and then we would get the results."

The future was indeed bright for his team according to Ng'ambi.

“I'm happy with the way I performed this season, but still I've got a long way to go. In football you learn every day.

“We've got a lot of room for improvement but we always take the positives and we will see what happens next season.

“I think with the performance this season the spectators will change and we will have a few more supporters in Rustenburg.”

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