George embraces Ndoro competition


George is embracing the increased competition for game-time brought by Ndoro's arrival at Ikamva this month.

"Major help to the team going forward [Ndoro's signing]," George tells

"He's forward thinking and brilliant in the box. I'm very happy about that signing."

He adds: "I'm happy that he is here yes, coach plays three strikers, sometimes two. I will play."

George is yet to score for Ajax since joining the club in the off-season after winning the NFD Golden Boot with 20 goals for Royal Eagles. The 26-year-old has made one start and eight substitute appearance for the Urban Warriors, who also have Tashreeq Morris and Fagrie Lakay as options upfront.

Ndoro, who has proven himself in the topflight with Orlando Pirates and Mpumalanga Black Aces, scored on debut when Ajax came from behind to defeat Platinum Stars 3-1 last Froday. George was not part of the squad, but did duty for the club's MDC team against Polokwane City the following day.

Towards the end of last year speculation was rife in the media that George would be loaned out in the January transfer window. George dismissed the talk as baseless.

"Nah... that was slander my friend. I'm still going strong at the club. God is good to me," he says.

George says there are marked differences in the style of football in the top two divisions.

"It's a lot more technical and tactical, not a lot of energy wasted," he says of the Absa Premiership. "There's more space on the ball with most of the teams. NFD was fast, not much thinking so a lot of mistakes are made, too rushed. And the fields are not that great, and also it's a lot more tight marking compared to PSL."

Meanwhile, he feels new coach Muhsin Ertugral is more attack minded than Stanley Menzo.

"I don't like to compare but there's a difference. Coach Muhsin is more attacking minded and coach Menzo is defensive minded to be simply put."