Ndoro’s brace propels Pirates
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE international forward, Tendai Ndoro scored a brace against perennial rivals Kaizer Chiefs to propel Orlando Pirates to the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup in a match played at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Ndoro, who Pirates Head Coach Eric Tinkler always benched under unclear circumstances again proved his mettle when he scored a double that brought joy to the derby encounter leaving thousands of Amakhosi fans clueless.
Ndoro’s brace barely comes two weeks he scored another double against his former premiership side Mpumalanga Black Aces at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
The brace on Saturday left thousands of Pirates supporters wondering why coach Tinkler was not giving the Zimbabwean striker an opportunity despite his scoring prowess.
The match which started at a faster pace with Chiefs threatening to tear apart their old football enemies turned in favour of Pirates when Ndoro’s magic boots changed the complexion of the game with brilliant goals coming in the 77th and 84th minute.
Earlier on, Chiefs had squandered numerous scoring opportunities with captain Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker and Camaldine Abraw missing glaring opportunities at close range.
Despite dismantling Pirates left, right and centre, Kaizer Chiefs strikers could not find the back of the net, a move that saw relentless pressured mount on coach Steve Komphela.
It was until then that Ndoro’s turn to prove his scoring prowess when scored the two goals that silenced the home team- Kaizer Chiefs.
Pieterse, Moleko, Mathoho, Gould, Masilela, Katsande, Baloyi, Maluleka, Parker, Tshabalala, Abraw
Mhlongo, Matlaba, Nyauza, Gcaba, Gyimah, Sarr, Makola, Rakhale, Ndoro, Motupa, Memela
– CAJ News
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