Warriors striker Tendai Ndoro is anxiously waiting to hear from Bidvest Wits and Pretoria University, following trials with the two South African clubs recently.
BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
The Chicken Inn forward returned home on Thursday night to join the Warriors after assessments at the two clubs.
He arrived at Wits on July 22, before trying out at Pretoria University last weekend.
Ndoro feels he is ready for the South African Absa Premiership.
“I did my best and I am confident I impressed. Now I am just waiting for the clubs to get back to me. I think by Monday [tomorrow] I will know my next move,” said Ndoro.
“It has always been my dream to play in South Africa, and this is an opportunity to make my dream come true. From what I experienced in the short period of the trials, I realised I am ready for new challenges that side. I feel I am capable of playing in South Africa and can achieve more there. I learnt a lot during my time there, especially on issues to do with professionalism.”
Despite leading the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League goal scoring chart with 11 goals, Ndoro caught the eye of the South African clubs at last month’s Cosafa Cup where he scored two goals.
He missed last weekend’s African Nations Championships (Chan) qualifier first round, first leg against Mauritius while undergoing trials.
In this afternoon’s return leg, he is expected to spearhead a potent Warriors attack, that also includes FC Platinum’s Nelson Mazivisa who grabbed a brace in the 3-0 win in Mauritius.
Scorer of the other goal last week Simba Sithole and debutant Dominic Chungwa will also be wrestling for a first team jearsy.
“Congratulations to the team for a good job in Mauritius. I feel I have a role to add on to what they started,” Ndoro said.
“If given the chance to play on Sunday [today] I will try hard to score. It always feels good helping the team to achieve something. It is a fact that I am in top form at the moment, but I do not want to carry that in my mind. I will just do my job in a normal way just like anyone in the team.”
Ndoro also talked about working with new Warriors coach Ian Gorowa.
“I only started training under the new coach on Friday, so I am still trying to adjust to his methods. I was used to the former coach [Klaus-Dieter Pagels] and now I need to warm up to Mr Gorowa,” he said.
“But this is football, and as a player you have to be comfortable to work under different coaches and different types of play. I was used to the short passing game and now I will have to get used to long balls and I do not think I will have any problems with that. My teammates are also helping me to adjust.”
Ndoro now has two goals under three Warriors caps.