Ndoro feels vindicated by decision

HARARE - Castle Premiership leading goal scorer Tendai Ndoro says his decision to turn down Botswana champions Mochudi Centre Chiefs at the beginning of this year for an extended stay at Chicken Inn is slowly paying dividends.

The in-form forward trained with Chiefs back in February and was part of their squad when they travelled to South Africa for pre-season friendly matches against SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs.

But despite efforts by Botswana giants to sign him, the 25-year-old from Bulawayo remained faithful to the Gamecocks.

“(Mochudi coach) Madinda Ndlovu was in the country following their team’s league title success last season,” Ndoro told the Daily News. “He wanted me to join them, but after I consulted my coach at Chicken Inn (Mandla Mpofu), I decided it was wise to stay here.”

“Besides, if I carry on the way I’m playing, I know better opportunities are around the corner.”

The winger-turned-centre forward is enjoying a purple patch with the Bulawayo-based side after netting nine goals in 14 matches.

Following his exploits, Ndoro has courted attention from a number of South African teams with one believed to be that country’s Premiership side Amazulu.

“I just have to remain composed and not let this things get to my head. I know I will go far,” said the former Nico United striker.

This week, Ndoro was called up to the Zimbabwe national team for next month’s Cosafa Cup in Zambia.

Off his impeding Warriors debut, the country’s top marksman said:

“I was expecting it, I knew my time would come but even if I was not called (to the national team) I was not going to lose hope. Football is all about opportunities, and this chance that I have been given I will use it wisely so that I remain in the team.”

A product of the now defunct Railstars Juniors, the speedster has set his sights on securing the Castle Premiership golden boot award at the end of the season. 

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