The Premier League side Sharps Shooting Stars have come out as one of the busiest teams in the current transfer market as they prepare for the new season set to start in two weeks’ time.
To beef up their squad, the club has acquired the services of one of the highly rated goalkeepers and Zimbabwean international Takudzwa Ndoro in two–year deal.
Ndoro, who is former Zimbabwe national team and BDF XI goal stopper, has completed his move to the Gaborone-based team from the Zimbabwean Premier League side Bulawayo City.
He came in the right for the club following the departure of the veteran Raphael Nthwane, who has been since reported that he is taking break from football. Nthwane was pivotal in helping the team to secure a Top 8 finish in the premier league debut season.
Ndoro played for BDF XI and is remembered for the heroic performance he pulled out against Township Rollers in the penalty shoot-out during the 2014 Mascom Top 8 final, which remains the only tournament that he has won in Botswana after a long trophy less stint at the then formidable relegated Phikwe-based Nico United.
Ndoro told Patriot Sport that he is happy and feeling honoured to be resurfacing again in the fast growing local premier league, adding that he is looking forward to a good season with Sharps.
“My intention is to work hard and deliver for the club so that I help the team to finish in the Top 4 bracket in the upcoming season. I am also looking forward with the experience that I possess to help the team to challenge for honours in the Mascom Top 8 that we will also be part of in the 2018\19 season,” he said.
Quizzed on the level of competition between the Zimbabwean and Botswana premier leagues and how he will adapt after his long departure from Botswana top flight football, he charged that he has no pressure since the two leagues have no much difference in terms of the competition, shape and nature despite that the local league boosts of 16 teams whereas Zimbabwe Super league comprises of 20 clubs.
Sharps have also roped in coach Rapelang Razor Tsatsilebe to gun for the prestigious Mascom Top 8 title and fight for a better position in the league. Sharps have been pitted against Gaborone United in the Zola derby to played at the University of Botswana (UB) stadium on August 18 as their opening league fixture.