Malawi national football team midfielder Robert Ng’ambi inspired Platinum Stars to a 3-2 triumph over Amazulu on Wednesday to reach South Africa’s Nedbank Cup last 16 in dramatic fashion.
Ng’ambi put Platinum to a 2-1 lead after coming from a goal down at half time on the hour mark barely three minutes after Mbongeni Mzimelo equalised Amazulu’s Samuel Darpoh’s 35th minute goal.
But in a dramatic turn of events, Amazulu were back in the game after Boysen Mbatha pulled level in the 63rd minute to set up an exciting 30 minutes of breathtaking action.
Stars outshone Amazulu with a late goal scored in the 87th minute by Henrico Botes to steal the show and book their place in the last 16 draw.
Ng’ambi’s compatriot Gerald Phiri Jr was featured in the starting line up as the coach continues to show his confidence in the lanky Malawian younster.
Another Malawian, sensational Gabadinho Mhango’s team Bidvest Wits cruised in to the last 16 of the cup with a 2-0 over Cape Town All Stars.
But the Malawian was not featured as coach Gavin Hunt is prioritising league and Caf Champions League coming up next.
Bidvest lost to Egyptian Al Ahlyaway and still have a chance to qualify.