Former Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro is yet to establish himself in Saudi Arabia after his much awaited move from Orlando Pirates. He is still yet to score for the team and at times has been relegated to the bench as his impact has not helped the team so far. He was signed because of his goal scoring abilities as Al Fasai agents tracked him while playing for Orlando Pirates in the PSL.
Tendai Ndoro’s form has deteriorated so much that he has not scored in the last matches for Pirates and Zimbabwe. He scored the total of 12 goals for Pirates in the first round of the last PSL season and was very scarce in the second round. His form has resulted in him not to be included in the recent Zimbabwe national team that played the AFCON qualifier.
The Orlando Pirates striker has found himself on the bench once again for his national team Zimbabwe. He has not started a game in the recent AFCN in Gabon and he has played second fiddle to the likes of Mathew Rusike and Nyasha Mushekwi. Sometimes Cuthbert Malajila is introduced earlier than him. What might be the problem between Zimbabwe coach and Ndoro?
He came on as a sub for the last two games and had no enough time to change the fortunes for his country. He has scored 11 goals in 13 games for his current team Orlando Pirates and has been scoring goals for Mpumalanga Black Aces before moving to Pirates.
He came on as a sub against Tunisia and scored Zimbabwe’s second goal. He is a born goalscorer and the Zimbabwe coach should take note of that. Tendai has scored goals from nowhere in most games and is goal hungry in each and every game he plays.
As Zimbabwe are out of the AFCON it means Tendai Ndoro and his other PSL partners are expected back in South Africa as their teams have already started with preparations for the second round of the ABSA Premiership except Mamelodi Sundowns who are a bit late to start the preparations due to their busy schedule for the past few months.
As things stand right now, Tendai is struggling to regain his form that saw him score 13 league goals in a period of less than 15 games for Orlando Pirates under the guidance of Muhsin Ertugral before he resigned last year in November. Ndoro is rated amongst some of the best strikers in the PSL and Africa as he has also played in the CAF competitions.
The Zimbabwe national team has a lot of strikers to choose from and Tendai Ndoro has been part of the team but failed to be their regular striker as he has played second fiddle to the likes of Mathew Rusike and Cuthbert Malajila. He was once linked with a move away from Al Fasai after arriving in Saudi Arabia as the conditions there were not good for him as the lifestyle is very different to that of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
A lot of fans are missing Tendai ndoro in the PSL as some are saying that he should have stayed for a season before leaving to help the team win one or two trophies as they are currently struggling after being knocked out of the Telkom Knockout Cup by Polokwane City FC.