Cape Town - Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama is delighted
with the bright start to life made by striker Tendai Ndoro, who scored against
Cape Town City on Saturday.
The Zimbabwe international made a major contribution as the
Lions of the North recorded a much needed 2-0 victory.
In addition, the former Ajax Cape Town forward also got an
assist in last week's defeat to AmaZulu.
The 33-year-old has only recently returned to playing after
serving a suspension for playing for three club's in one season which is
against FIFA rules.
Nonetheless, he appears back to his best and could be an
important player for the rest of 2018/19.
Da Gama said: "That's an understatement, I'm more than
happy. 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.
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."
Highlands are next in action in the Premiership on Tuesday,
December 11 when they meet Polokwane City at the Pietersburg Stadium in