Ndoro remains grounded

Zimbabwean international striker Tendai Ndoro has refused to get carried away by last season’s impressive showing for Mpumalanga Black Aces. The former Zimbabwe Golden Boot winner has been one of the most sought-after players in the ongoing transfer window, following his exploits in 2013/2014 campaign, but Aces turned down a number of offers for his services.

Zimbabwean international striker, Tendai Ndoro
Zimbabwean international striker, Tendai Ndoro

Now that his future is settled at the club for at least another season, Ndoro said he was focused on helping his side build on last season’s top eight finish to hopefully win some honours.

“As for personal goals, I am not setting myself any,” said Ndoro, who scored seven goals last season, despite playing only half the campaign. With the eventual top scorer finishing with three goals more, despite playing a full campaign, the spotlight looks likely to be on the Zimbabwean national in the coming season.

“I just want to score goals but have not set a target as to the number I want to score. I am not feeling any pressure at all and will not let what happened last season and reported interest by big clubs put me under that. I do not have to prove a point to anyone but help my team win some silverware,” he said.

Ndoro penned a two-year contract at the beginning of last season, but due to the delay in the issuance of his International Transfer Clearance, could not be immediately registered with the PSL. He was subsequently loaned back to old club, Chicken Inn, where he eventually finished the season as top goal scorer in Zimbabwe with 18 league goals. The striker praised the influence of countryman, Energy Murambadoro, during the last campaign.

“Energy and the rest of the guys have always been supportive during my time here. He has always been encouraging me to work hard. I have spent some limited time with Tinashe Nengomasha as he has just joined, but he comes highly-rated,” he said.

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