Absa Premiership

Paulse: Ndoro signing huge for Ajax

2018-01-03 10:55
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Ajax Cape Town striker Nathan Paulse is confident that new signing Tendai Ndoro will prove a success at the Urban Warriors.

Ajax have struggled for the first half of the 2017/18 season and went into the Christmas break second from bottom on the standings, having scored only 10 goals in 14 league outings.

But in the interim they replaced head coach Stanley Menzo with Muhsin Ertugral, who moved quickly to boost the team's strike-force by bringing Ndoro back to the PSL after a brief stint at Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, the Zimbabwean had worked with Ertugral at both Mpumalnga Black Aces and Orlando Pirates.

Paulse, who retired at the end of last season, believes the Urban Warriors have done an excellent bit of business in signing Ndoro and feels he'll make a huge impact, provided he gets the service he requires.

"It's a big signing for whichever team he would have signed for. For Ajax it's a good addition," he told KickOff website.

"The big question will be what kind of service he will get, which is important when you sign any top striker. 

"You can bring in the world's best striker, but one of the issues we have seen is the lack of service from out wide. He's a good addition, but the service has to be good for him to deliver.

"It now gives the team a lot more ambition to attack and to play on the front foot. If you know you have someone who is a proven goal scorer, you are more excited to attack because you know who have someone who can cause harm."

Ajax return to action when they host Maritzburg United at the Cape Town Stadium this Friday night.

Kick-off is at 20:00.

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