Cape Town - Benni McCarthy's dream start as Cape Town City coach continued when his side beat Platinum Stars 3-1 at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
The wet conditions - it was pouring down in the Mother City - seemed to affect both teams and there was little rhythm to their early play, the only chance seeing Stars midfielder Abia Nale going well wide with a volley.
A foul on City captain Lebogang Manyama by Stars keeper Mbongiseni Mzimela inside the box resulted in a penalty being awarded which Letsie Koapeng duly slotted home to put the Citizens ahead midway through the first half.
The remainder of the half saw McCarthy's men in charge without any further threats to the opposition goal.
The rain subsided after half-time and the visitors came out playing some more purposeful football. But instead of forcing an equaliser they went down 2-0 on the hour mark when Ayanda Patosi showed his class on the edge of the box to rifle home a superb left-footer, his first goal for City.
Teko Modise was to net his first goal for the club after joining from Sundowns just minutes after coming on for Mpho Matsi – he slotted home from close range after Patosi had played in Lyle Lakay to provide the assist for the former Bafana international.
Ng'ambi's late goal, a header from close to the line, proved no more than consolation for Dikwena, who have lost their first two matches of the season while conceding five goals.