Ndoro ready for Warriors duty

MPUMALANGA Black Aces striker Tendai Ndoro says he is happy with his performance in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) and is ready to deliver for the Warriors.

SUKOLUHLE MTHETHWA
SPORTS REPORTER

ndoro-tendai-mpumalanga-black-acesThe Warriors were expected to go into camp last night ahead of the trip to Tanzania for the second round, first leg of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

“I am very happy with my performance since I joined Mpumalanga Black Aces. I scored seven goals from 13 games. My stay in South Africa has been OK. I just wish to continue playing well when the league resumes next season. I want to play many games and I need to be disciplined,” he said.

Mpumalanga lost 0-1 to University of Pretoria at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday to finish on position seven on the log table ensuring themselves a slot in the MTN8 Cup for next season.

Ndoro has already attracted the attention of 2013 to 2014 champions — the big spending Mamelodi Sundowns — and SuperSport United.

However, Ndoro said he was not yet in a position to comment if he would leave Mpumalanga to join any other club in the Absa PSL.

“There are too many offers that I have received. I can’t say which clubs. I am just waiting for the pre-season to end,” Ndoro said.

In only his first season, Ndoro has made a mark in the league. On Friday he posted on social network: “In just three month in the Absa PSL, I have been nominated in the top 10 foreign players of the season. Wow. God is great,” he said.

He has finished with more goals ahead of other Mpumalanga strikers who include nomadic Mabhudi Khenyeza who scored four, while Clifford Mulenga and former Orlando Pirates man Thulasizwe Mbuyane have scored one each.

Ndoro noted the difference between the South African and the Zimbabwe PSL.

“Zimbabwe has an upper hand in terms of competition. The players are very tough and they are committed. The South African league has very good facilities and there is a lot of money,” he said.

He won the Zimbabwe League Golden Boot Award after scoring 18 goals for Chicken Inn last season.

Ndoro is part of the 22-member squad that has been called up by Warriors coach Ian Gorowa.

“I am happy that I will be joining the national team. I hope to continue working hard and I look forward to representing the country,” he said.

The Warriors will host Tanzania in the second leg in two weeks’ time and if they progress, they will meet the winner between Mozambique and South Sudan.

Should they win the next stage, they will join Group E which has Zambia, Niger and the Cape Verde Islands in the last round of qualifiers before the finals in Morocco next year.

Squad
Goalkeepers: W Arubi, G Chigova, M Diya
Defenders: H Zvirekwi, E Chipeta, P Jaure, S Linyama, M Ncube, R Pfumbidzai
Midfielders: W Katsande, D Phiri, P Manhanga, S Alimenda, N Masuku, P Moyo, M Mudewe, T Chawapiwa,
Strikers: K Mahachi, T Ndoro, S Sithole (Ajax Cape Town), K Nkatha, C Malajila

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