Register Login Scores

Orlando Pirates

Davids Praises Ever-Improving Ndlovu

Orlando Pirates coach Fadlu Davids has reserved special praise for match winner, Siphesihle Ndlovu.

Read: How Tau Managed To Take Europe By Storm

The youngster clawed his way back into the Pirates team towards the end of the 2019/20 campaign, after initially struggling to adjust to life at the Buccaneers following his move from Maritzburg United.

There was even talk in the fraternity that the 23-year-old could be heading back to the Team of Choice, with game-time hard to come by.

However, Ndlovu managed to flip the script thanks to some fine performances for Josef Zinnbauer’s team in the PSL bio-bubble, helping the team qualify for the CAF Confederations League, thanks to their third-place finish.

The pint-sized midfielder continued his fine form for the Soweto giants, with his strike ensuring a first win for Pirates in the inaugural DStv Premiership over Bloemfontein Celtic.

Speaking to the media after the game, Pirates’ assistant coach Davids hailed Ndlovu’s resurgence in the team.

“It’s not easy when you are coming from a new club into a different environment and we saw towards the end of the bubble time where he got in the last three matches, three Man of the Match awards and continued with a Man of the Match in the first match of the new season,” Davids said speaking to the media.  

“But, it is a new season and there is competition in the team. Each and every player, not only Ndlovu should work hard to get a place in the team, that is number one, but then keep your place in the team and it is no different for him and every other player,” Davids concluded. 

Read: Malesela: I’ve Seen A Very Much Improved Chiefs…

Pirates next take on arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the second leg semi-final of the MTN8, with the Buccaneers in possession of a commanding 3-0 advantage heading into the tie.

Check out Pirates’ squad for the 2020/21 season:   


Pirates’ Squad Depth Lauded, 'Changes Made The Impact'

Davids On Lorch: It Doesn't Look Good

Pitso & Al Ahly Discover CCL Final Opponent


Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

21 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

131 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Transfer Update: Salah

1 Jan 19, 2021 12:42 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

146 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Confirmed: Serero Lands New Contract

12 Jan 18, 2021 10:10 AM in Players Abroad

Hunt Selects Chiefs' Man Of The Match, Snubs Nurkovic

41 Jan 19, 2021 07:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Transfer Update: Salah

1 Jan 19, 2021 12:42 PM in English Premier League

Revealed: Serero Amongst 10 Highest Valued SA Players

3 Jan 19, 2021 11:45 AM in Players Abroad

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates