Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro explains success of Zimbabweans in Premier Soccer League
Posted: 16 January 2017 Time: 11:39
Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro believes his Zimbabwean countrymen are impressing in the PSL because they "are not in a comfort zone".
'Fire' is one of many Warriors stars competing in South Africa's topflight, along with the likes of Kaizer Chiefs midfield enforcer Willard Katsande, Bidvest Wits hitman Cuthbert Malajila and Mamelodi Sundowns' reigning PSL Footballer of the Season Khama Billiat.
Ndoro, who tops the PSL scoring charts with 11 goals, says his compatriots can not afford to get complacent.
"I think all I can say is we are not in a comfort zone, so we have to work hard," the 28-year-old told orlandopiratesmagazine.com.
"Whenever you get a chance, you have to work on your chance," added Ndoro, who was an unused substitute in his country's 2-2 draw against Algeria a the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the ex-Mpumalanga Black Aces man spoke of the focus required for a Soweto Derby with Kaizer Chiefs.
"You have to be in good shape before the weekend when you know you are going to play Kaizer Chiefs in a derby," said Ndoro, who hit a brace against Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup last season.
"The whole week you will be psyching yourself it's a big game so if the day arrives you have to be ready.
"Back home you know the derby, they will be watching it on TV and everyone will stop whatever they are doing and watch that game."