Platinum Stars veteran midfielder Robert Ngambi has challenged Cavin Johnson’s men to up their game in order to stop their declining form.
Things have not been going well for Dikwena in recent matches in the league and cup. Johnson’s men have managed to score a measly three goals in five league matches, where they won one, drew two and lost two. Ngambi tells Platinumstars.com that he and his teammates have to work hard to change the status quo. Ngambi and company will be up against Chippa United in an Absa Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening.
“It’s our job. Everybody knows what we have to do. We know it has been disappointing. We have been in poor form recently. We have to pull up our socks. We have to go and fight hard against Chippa. We have to pick up three points and things will be better for us,” said Ngambi.
“Chippa are a good team. They have been doing well. They are playing at home and I think they have an advantage. We need to work hard to collect the points. We need to go all out and come back with the points. We need the points more than them.”
Dikwena’s biggest challenge so far this season has been scoring. Ngambi, who has scored one goal, says it’s just a matter of time before the men from North West rattle the net.
“It’s just a matter of time. We have been creating a number of scoring chances but we haven’t done well in the final third. If we can just score goals, I think the rest will follow. We need to look at ourselves and motivate ourselves and make sure that we perform according to the coach’s instructions. With confidence I think we can start scoring goals,” said the Malawian midfielder.
Ngambi revealed that players have been talking and working in order to get things right in matches. Ngambi says the starting point to resurgence is to gain confidence back.
“We have to take it one game as it comes because I know it’s just a matter of time before we get the confidence back. The more you lose and draw games, the confidence always goes down but we have to keep on working hard. We have been talking to one another than we mustn’t look down. We have to keep on pushing. It’s a matter of us winning games and gaining back the confidence that we used to have,” said Ngambi.
Kickoff is at 8pm.