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Tendai Ndoro Ndoro relishing rematch with Orlando Pirates

Posted: 10 February 2018 Time: 10:00

Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro says he can’t wait to come up against his former club Orlando Pirates again in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday night. 

The Urban Warriors will face The Bucs for the second time in two weeks after humbling the Soweto giants 3-0 at Cape Town Stadium last month, having been drawn against their Gauteng rivals in the Last 32 of this year’s Nedbank Cup – a draw Ndoro admits he was secretly hoping for.

“It’s a good fixture, as I even told my teammate Gerald [Takwara] before the draw that we were going to get Pirates,” the Ajax striker tells “The draw happened, Orlando Pirates was pulled out and I was hoping the next club to be drawn would be Ajax, and it was! I was very excited, and am really looking forward to the game.”

Ndoro says he’ll definitely use the inner knowledge of his ex-teammates to his advantage.

“It’s nice because I know them, and know how they play,” he says. “I will just hang around there in the box, as I know them and what they will do.”

Despite the previous result, Ndoro – who is still playing under appeal from the PSL regarding his registration controversy – insists a cup game presents a different challenge altogether, but admits his struggling side need another win to boost their confidence for the remainder of the season.

“It’s a different ball game – what we did then, we’ll do differently on Saturday, and they’ve also studied us, so they know how we got those goals,” he says. “So we’ll go there with a different approach.

“We hope we can do the same [as in the league] on Saturday, because we need it.”

Kick-off at Orlando Stadium is set for 20h15.

Article by: Fabio De Dominicis
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