Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson has allayed fears around midfielder Robert Ng’ambi and keeper Mbongeni Mzimela after they walked off during Dikwena’s 3-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Mzimela, who limped off in the 50th minute, was replaced by Mwenya Chibwe following an injury while Dikwena were forced to play the last few minutes with 10 players after Ng\'ambi was hit by an object when the home supporters threw objects on the pitch.
“It’s unfortunate what happened to Robert in Bloemfontein. He was hit by a rock or brick and we don’t condone this kind of behavior. Celtic were not bad on the day. It happens in football that the best teams lose. Barcelona lost 4-0 the other day but the fans didn’t revolt. As South Africans, we need to understand that violence is not the way to go. We are just glad that Robert is fine,” Johnson told Platinumstars.com.
Johnson has also indicated that goalkeeper Mzimela is doing well after an injury forced him to withdraw from the proceedings.
“Mzimela sustain a minor injury so we didn’t want to take risk with him. We wanted to take precaution hence we replaced him with Chibwe. He is fine but we will do further assessments on him this week,” said Johnson.
Both Mzimela and Ng’ambi will be in contention for starting places when Dikwena take on Chippa United in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg this coming Friday evening.