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SA: Highlands Park close in on free agent Ndoro

By Sports Reporter


ZIMBABWE international striker Tendai Ndoro appears to be closing in on a return to the South Africa Absa Premiership amid reports that the former Orlando Pirates striker has impressed Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama.

The former Bafana Bafana coach, who recently invited Ndoro to train with his side revealed that he has been impressed by the free scoring striker and hopes an agreement with the club’s management is struck soon.

“It is now left to the club’s management and the player’s representatives to make the deals happen,” Da Gama told the South African media outlet TimesLIVE.

“You know Tendai is a big player‚ there’s no doubt about that. But a big player comes with a big price you know.

“So, at the moment it’s now between the management and their agents and we’ll see what happens. But I’d definitely like to have them in my team.

He added: “Look, Tendai is a player that can score goals and with his experience, he’ll certainly help us. But as I say it’s no longer about football – it’s about money now.

“Every player has got a price. We’ll wait to know what the situation is but I’m pretty sure a decision, either way, will be made soon.”

Ndoro is currently a free agent after he was released by Ajax at the end of last season.

He was at the centre of a controversy between Ajax and the PSL‚ which resulted in the Cape Town club’s docking of points and subsequent relegation for flouting Fifa rules after the player signed for a third club in a single season.

Ndoro’s inactivity recently cost him a place in Sunday Chidzambwa’s Warriors squad for the recent 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in Brazzaville.

The Zimbabwean would be a welcome addition the Highlands Park side which is surprisingly yet to lose a match after five matches this season and seventh on the log with nine points.

Fomer Warriors goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini has been enjoying a new lease of life at the Johannesburg club with some solid performances in goal.