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FC Platinum new signing Stanley Ngala says he was eyeing maximum points despite settling for a draw against Al Ahly in a CAF Champions League encounter at Barbourfields on Saturday.
Ngala scored on his debut for Platinum and his first game in continental football as they played to a 1-1 draw against the Egyptians.
The result also meant the Zimbabweans earned their first point in the group stage in four outings but the former Manica Diamonds forward is still not satisfied.
“I’m not satisfied with a draw, wanted to collect maximum points. At least a point is better than a defeat but at this stage all we needed was to win,” said Ngala.
Ngala was given the nod together with his former teammate Last Jesi and justified their inclusion with top performances.
The player is hopeful that, going forward they will rectify their mistakes as a team and do better in the competition.
The Zvishavane miners will represent the country in the next edition of the CAF Champions League on virtue of winning the 2019 Castle Lager Premiership.
“We were punished for our mistake, we lost concentration but we will dust ourselves up and work on those mistakes.
“I’m hoping that we win our next match, we really need to grind the results. All we need is to continue scoring more goals. It is not the result we wanted but I think that point will motivate us going forward,” he said.
Ngala expressed his gratitude to for the opportunity he was given as well as the goal.
“I want to thank FC Platinum for signing me, hoping that I will score and it paid off. It’s my first time playing at this level, I didn’t have experience with international games.
“Many thanks to my teammates as well as the coaches for this opportunity. I’m happy to be part of the team,” he said.