WARRIORS and Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Tendai Ndoro says he is managed by P Management of South Africa and believes the case against him by Fifa-accredited agent Gibson Mahachi will not derail his football career.
Ndoro, on a Christmas break in the country, told Southern Eye Sport yesterday that all his football deals are handled by Fifa and Africa’s only female agent, Karabo Mathang of P Management.
“I don’t think that case will affect my football career in any way. All I can say is I am managed by P Management and no one else,” Ndoro said.
Mahachi filed a breach of contract against Ndoro and the case has been lodged with Fifa. It states the 2013 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) top goalscorer reneged on a two-year written agreement with his agent when he was still at Chicken Inn and is claiming loss of agent fees.
The local agent reportedly said he would also lodge further claims on any deal that takes Ndoro away from Mpumalanga. Another Zimbabwean agent, George Deda, had also claimed he was the players’ agent and was organising trials for him in England at Crystal Palace.
Ndoro is targeted by Absa PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns and giants Orlando Pirates.
“The best people to talk to are P Management. I am just concentrating on playing my football,” Ndoro said after he was asked about reports linking him to the two South African giants.
Early this month, Mahachi said to media in South Africa: “Based on the agreement signed, it has always been my responsibility to spend money on air tickets/football equipment and this included his upkeep while in South Africa, where my partners contributed to take care of Ndoro. The player is not honest to the extent that I lost my agent fees from Mpumalanga Black Aces.
I am now taking issue with Fifa based on the fact that the player breached the agreement and made it worse by signing with another agent.
As it stands, Ndoro has signed with two agents, which is a serious breach of contract and disrespectful of the football statutes.
On my submissions I am claiming agent fees on the Aces deal and further claim fees on the next deal should he move to another club. I have already written to the player and copied all relevant letters to Zifa, but he never responded hence I am taking this matter forward.”
The lanky striker yesterday said he was eyeing the Golden Boot award in the Absa PSL with Mpumalanga Black Aces despite a slow start to the current season.
“I am looking forward to the second half of the season and hopefully it would be better and I could win the Golden Boot award,” Ndoro said.
He has scored six goals in 16 matches for Aces and leading scorers are Moeketsi Sekola of Free State Stars and Polokwane City’s Puleng Tlolane with eight goals apiece.