by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HIGHLANDS Park forward, Tendai Ndoro, has provided a hint as to how the side will play to combat the threat posed by Supersport United’s inform strikers in the MTN8 final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Kickoff is 18h00 at the Soweto venue where R8 million will be at stake.
Zimbabwean international Ndoro offered his analysis of the way their weekend opponents play under his countryman, Kaitano Tembo.
“We know very well SusperSport build from the back while attacking with high balls,” he told CAJ News in an interview.
He added, “The style works very well for them because they have tall players.”
Ndoro was referring to on-song forward, Thamsanqa Gabuza, and another tall opponent in the form of fellow Zimbabwe Evans Rusike.
The free-scoring Bradley Grobler and Kudakwashe Mahachi are of a shorter frame but are also potent.
Defenders Clayton Daniels, Grant Kekana, Bongani Khumalo can also add height to the frontline particularly during set-pieces while midfielders Teboho Mokoena, Sipho Mbule and Jamie Webber have also impressed in the eight-team tournament.
Ndoro said Highlands had strategies to counter the danger.
“We have a game plan for them,” he assured.
“We will definitely counter by popping from the midfield and back to achieve desired results,” Ndoro disclosed.
The well-travelled striker expressed his readiness to grab his opportunity should he be fielded alongside any of fellow attackers, Peter Shalulile, Rodney Ramagalela and Mothobi Mvala and steer the Lions of the North to their first silverware in the Premiership era.
Evergreen SuperSport left winger, Aubrey Modiba, argued the team could not afford to flop at the final hurdle.
The 4-1 penalty shootout defeat to Cape Town City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in last year’s final is still fresh in the memory of Tembo’s side.
“Featuring in the MTN8 final comes as a result of hard work. Surrendering at the last hurdle would be a huge disappointment to players, supporters, coaches and management,” Modiba said.
– CAJ News