PSL

Ertugral sets Ndoro 20-goal target

2016-08-25 20:00
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral reveals he set striker Tendai Ndoro a target of scoring 20 goals this season before their season opener against Golden Arrows.

The Zimbabwe international responded well to the challenge, scoring the campaign's first hat-trick as the Buccaneers' beat Arrows 3-1 at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.

As a result he needs a further 17 goals from the 29 remaining league matches, which would undoubtedly put him in the driver's seat for the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot considering the last time someone hit the 20-goal mark was Siyabonga Nomvete for Moroka Swallows in 2010/11.

"He has such great quality," Ertugral said.

"I had a log chat with him before the start of the season on the potential he has. He doesn't know himself. It's quite amazing the possibilities that he has. The 20-goal mark, he has to reach that this season. We put that target for him."

The mentor pushes the forward to do more, something that Ndoro reacts well to.

"There was an opportunity I had in the first half when I should have scored but I wasn't in the right area," Ndoro said.

"The coach asked me at halftime; "What are you doing? Why are you not in the box like I told you?' I was down a bit after hearing that. But the first goal returned my confidence.

"We are lucky to have such a great coach. But it doesn't mean that since I have scored three goals today, then I can relax because if I don't deliver in the next game I will be chased away. He pushes me to excel."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
27 September 2016
Maritzburg United v Polokwane City, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Cape Town City, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Platinum Stars, Orlando Stadium 19:30
28 September 2016
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, James Motlatsi Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Chippa United, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v SuperSport United, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
15 October 2016
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, James Motlatsi Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Prince Magogo Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.