TENDAI Tendai Ndoro says he is unfazed by the pressure and huge expectation that comes with being a striker for Orlando Pirates.
The Zimbabwean – who made his debut for the club in the 1-0 loss to Supersport United in a League match – failed to convert some scoring chances that came his way before he was eventually substituted in the second half last week.
Ndoro told KickOff.com that his confidence is growing under Pirates coach Eric Tinkler and has promised to repay the faith he is showing in him.
The striker said he is looking forward to the match against Chippa United on Tuesday evening and is eager to win over the hearts of the Pirates supporters if he is thrown into the fray.
“Yes, the pressure is there but I thrive under pressure,” he said.
“As a player you have to rise to the occasion and I am happy that my first League game for Pirates is out of the way.
“I was dealing with a lot of emotions [against SuperSport] so I will be more settled against Chippa United if I get a chance to play.
“From the moment that I signed for Pirates, I was aware of the huge expectations that come with the job and I will never back away.”
He added: “I know that the coaches have faith in me so I will pay them back by helping the team win as many matches as possible.
“I know I did not score against SuperSport but you cannot judge a player using a single match.
“I am ready and waiting for the next match and I am happy with the encouragement that has come from the coaches.”