'Ndoro has been an absolute plus'

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Ndoro netted his first goal for Highlands in a 2-0 victory over Cape Town City at Makhulong Stadium on Saturday, having also provided an assist in last week's 2-1 loss to AmaZulu.

The former Ajax Cape Town striker only recently returned to competitive action after serving a ban for representing three clubs last season, in contravention of FIFA rules.

"That's an understatement, I'm more than happy," Da Gama said when asked if he is pleased with Ndoro's efforts.

"We were on the back foot a little bit and we said let's unleash Tendai, it will unsettle them a little bit. And it did unsettle them and he could have had two there.

"But I'm very happy for Tendai. I'm happy with his attitude, his spirit, his contribution as a senior player to the rest of the players - the way he motivates and talks to them.

"So Tendai, he has been absolutely a plus to this team," he added of the ex-Orlando Pirates hitman.

With his side returning to winning ways to rise to ninth on the table, Da Gama hopes to end the year free of relegation concerns.

"I will like to get as much points as possible. We don't want to be worried about relegation and all that, because you know there is a monkey on our back. Remember the team got promoted and went back down. So there is a bit of a monkey on our back.

"Once we get over that and once we get enough points to say that we are safe, I think that's when we will be a bit happy, because then we know we can build for the future even more.

"Now we are still under a lot under pressure and we are still very nervous about the whole situation. As you can understand it is the history of what happened.

"But I'm totally confident that this group of players strengthened with a few players now in the transfer window period, I believe we will do well in the league."