Malawian international midfielder Robert Ng’ambi gave a new lease of life to his South Africa Premiership outfit Platinum Stars after scoring an equaliser over AS Tanda in the Confederation Cup.
The 2-all draw cancelled a 2-0 deficit suffered in the first leg away in Ivory Coast and went on to win 5-4 on penalty shoot outs.
Ng’ambi’s goal came after Benson Shilongo scored the first goal in the 28th minute from the penalty spot but the Ivorians resorted to dirty tactics which gave the hosts no chance to penetrate.
“The tactics seemed to be working on Platinum Stars as they struggled to break down a resolute Tanda defence with clock ticking down,” reports Kickoff.
“However Calvin Johnson’s men were able to finally turn the table around with 12 minutes remaining, Robert Ng’ambi grabbing the all-important strike to force a penalty shootout. And Dikwena were able to come out on top after the lottery of spot kicks winning 5-4 after AS Tanda missed their effort after the shootout had gone to sudden death.”
Ng’ambi’s compatriot Gerald Phiri Jr was not involved as he was dropped alongside five other players as the coach made wholesome changes to the team that lost 4-2 to Cape Town City in the league.
Another Malawian star Gabadinho Mhango’s South African outfit Bidvest Wits were knocked out by Egyptian side Smouha 1-0 on aggregate.
Supersport of South Africa thumped Barrack Young Controllers 6-1 at home after a 1-all draw away.