Orlando Pirates marksman Tendai Ndoro on fire in 2016
Posted: 23 November 2016 Time: 17:31
PSL leading scorer Tendai ‘Fire’ Ndoro took his tally for the year to 20 goals in all competitions propelling him to an impressive strike rate of 71.4%.
After a frustrating first six months last season, during which time Eric Tinkler preferred other forwardsover him, Ndoro got his chance in February and responded with finding the back of the net right away against his former club Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Nine months later Ndoro is leading the scoring charts standing as the only man with double figures in all competitions so far after slamming home ten goals.
His return in Pirates colours is 20 goals in 28 starts which works out to a 71.4% return – incredible numbers in a league crying out for consistent scorers.
There is no other striker in the PSL that can brag of such a high return in front of goal in the last calender year.
As is the norm in football the Bulawayo born and bred forward does have his shortcomings as he is not perfect - what matters is that he is never shy to get into the box and keep on taking the responsibility of finishing.
The numbers back him up as the best striker in the PSL right now as he is also sitting on a run of having scored in four consecutive matches backed up by nine goals in nine league games.
While 10 goals in 12 starts in all competitions is unmatched at this stage in domestic football the challenge that Ndoro is now faced with is keeping that scoring pace.
On Tuesday night he struck the goal that made the difference against Chippa United after also having done the same over the weekend against Free State Stars.
He also scored in the 2-1 Telkom Knockout victory over Highlands Park on November 5 days after finding the opener against SuperSport United before the tides turned and Pirates succumbed to a 6-1 loss.
Ndoro scored a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw away to Polokwane City after a brace against Ajax Cape Town in September in a 2-1 win that came after he struck a hat-trick in the Bucs’ league opener against Golden Arrows.