Orlando Pirates striker, Tendai Ndoro, refused to comment on the vacant head coaching position at the club, stating that it’s ‘not my department’.
The Zimbabwean recently returned to South Africa following his first Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, and he’s now turned his focus to scoring goals for the Buccaneers after grabbing one during the Warriors’ AFCON campaign.
‘Fire’ is currently the top scorer in the Absa Premiership with 11 goals in 13 games, and is clear favourite to go on and win this year’s Golden Boot award.
However, Pirates are due to get their 2017 underway without a permanent head coach following Muhsin Ertugral’s resignation last year, with the club’s management yet to appoint his replacement.
Speaking at last night’s Nedbank Cup draw as Pirates drew EC Bees, the forward would not respond to questions about the technical team, telling the media, “That’s not my department… I can’t talk about that. I don’t have any words about what you’re asking me, I’m only focused on the players.
“The most important thing is to win games as a team. We have the Nedbank and the league to play for, that’s what we want for now. But it’s not about me as an individual, I can’t do it alone. I play with other players and it’s all about teamwork.”
Ndoro is expected to start for Pirates next week when they get the second half of the season underway against Platinum Stars, with interim coach Augusto Palacios hoping to get off to a winning start after a disappointing 2016.