ORLANDO Pirates’ Zimbabwe striker Tendai Ndoro who has had a stellar season for his South African club has been rewarded with a call up to the Warriors ahead of the must win 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Flames of Malawi in Harare on June 4.
By Tafadzwa Ndiraire
The former Chicken Inn and Muphumalanga Black Aces striker has been in enjoying top form since he made a break through into the Bucanneers starting eleven after enduring a frustrating period on the substitute bench.
Pasuwa is still to name the squad to face the Flames of Malawi but a close source who can not be named for fear of victimisation said Ndoro was the only major change to the sqaud that comprehensively defeated Swaziland 4-1 a result which took them to the top of Group L with eight points with Guinea and Swaziland sharing second spot with five points each.
But it is Ndoro’s inclusion in the squad that will generate a lot of excitement among Zimbabwe fans as Pasuwa prepares his men for the battle against the Flames of Malawi.
He has already been touted as one of the man to watch at this year’s COSAFA Castle Cup in Namibia if Pasuwa decides to call him up..
COSAFA on their website recently acknowledged Ndoro as one of the Zimbabwean strikers who has shone brightest in South Africa.
“Zimbabwe is packed with talented forwards, but one who has come into his own in recent months is Tendai Ndoro.
“The striker has netted eight goals in his last six starts for South Africa Premiership side Orlando Pirates and is arguably in the form of his life.
“He faces stiff opposition to get into the Zimbabwe line-up, but if selected will be confident of continuity to bang in the goals,” wrote COSAFA.
According to the website, Ndoro has been rated among the top ten players to watch at COSAFA from the 14 nations.
Ndoro initially struggled to get into the starting team after joining from Black Aces but once he got his chance, he became a regular.
The Warriors are also set to play Uganda in a friendly match before the clash against Malawi.
The Warriors need to win against Malawi and then force a draw in their last match against West Africans Guinea in September for them to qualify for the biennial soccer show piece for the first time since 2006.