WARRIORS striker Tendai Ndoro would not be leaving Mpumalanga Black Aces in the current transfer window, which closes today at 5pm, despite reports linking him with big money moves to three big Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) sides, the club has said.
Reports have suggested Orlando Pirates are leading a pack of PSL clubs including Mamelodi Sundowns and recently Kaizer Chiefs are after the 26-year old’s signature and that a deal for a move to the Buccaneers was imminent.
Ndoro skipped his team’s training session on Monday, fuelling reports he was on the verge of switching to Pirates.
The Soweto giants have reportedly offered winger Tlou Segolela to Aces as a sweetener to the possible deal.
However, Aces co-owner Mario Morfou has denied the media gossip, telling the club’ website that there has been no contact from any club for the striker’s services, nor is he aware of any, “aside from what I have read in the press”.
“He has a contract until 2017 and ’yes’ I have read all the various reports on his imminent departure but can assure our fans that he is going nowhere. We have no intention of letting him leave in this January transfer window, nor have we been approached by any club,” Morfou said.
“Football is about courtesy and business and we at Aces have had no formal offers or requests from any clubs. He is the mainstay of our strike force and we are a bit thin in this department so it makes no sense for him to leave us.”
Morfou did not deny that the player missed training on Monday though.
“He missed training on Monday because I had a meeting with him over some personal issues he had. It was not related to any move,” Morfou added.