Ndlovu to hit the ground running

SuperSport United’s newest recruit Dino Ndlovu is expected to make an instant impact.

Ndlovu joined United on a six-month loan deal from Israeli side Maccabi Haifa and he is expected to feature prominently in United’s clash against Orlando Pirates this afternoon at Orlando Stadium.

Ndlovu left the Israeli club when he was racially abused after a training session.

The 23-year-old had a tough time there, with head coach Arik Benado failing to give him a chance to prove himself in the first team despite his impressive goal tally last season.

Ndlovu was South Africa’s highest scoring striker abroad last year, scoring 17 goals in total.

“I’m very happy to be here,” said Ndlovu, “I played a few games last year and this year but was never consistently in the team, so we had a talk and agreed I had to get out to play regular football. Hopefully I can do that here.”

The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns striker has been included in the squad to face Bucs today, but not confirmed in the starting line-up.

The transfer is one of the biggest moves of the transfer window so far, and certainly a big coup for the Tshwane-based side, who have done some impressive business in bringing in the likes of Clayton Daniels and Thato Mokeke who have signed pre-contracts with the club.

But United’s eargerness to challenge for the Premiership was cemented when the team announced that former Ajax Cape Town forward Lebogang Manyama had joined the side.

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