Platinum Stars, Goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela, was the legend for his side as they qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup with a 3-2 total win over Ugandan club Vipers in a first round, second leg match played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday night.
The South African side had lost 1-0 in the 1st leg and required a two-goal edge to scale the hurdle however while the match was fixated on the strikers and midfielders to get convert and score goals – it was Mzimela that ventured up with two solid goals.
The 31-year-old, conceded a goal and with the game at 2-1, the home side won a spot kick in the last minutes of the game and Mbongeni Mzimela kept his nerves to score his second goal of the night.
Making it three goals in his last two games taking after his goal against his previous club AmaZulu in the Nedbank Cup on Wednesday and has secured four goals in all competition this season.
The winners of the Confederation Cup first round will now be drawn against the washouts of the Champions League first round, with the teams from the Confederation Cup facilitating the second leg.
The Rustenburg-based club is in the eighth spot on the Absa Premiership table with 25 points from 20 games.
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