Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama has revealed that former Orlando Pirates duo Issa Sarr and Tendai Ndoro are training with the club as they look at the possibility of signing the duo.
Both players are currently without a club following Sarr’s release from Pirates and Ndoro’s contract cancellation at Ajax Cape Town following the now infamous Ndoro-gate saga which saw Ajax relegated from the Absa Premiership last season.
Speaking to the media after beating Golden Arrows 2-1 at Makhulong Stadium on Sunday, Da Gama revealed that the duo are currently training with the club and while he has made his recommendations to the club’s management, it is now up to them to finalise any potential deals.
‘Issa Sarr is training with us currently. We don’t want this to be heard from the street.
‘We want it to be heard from us. We are trying to bring a little bit of experience to help us. As you know, we brought the bulk of NFD players [up to the PSL] and we had to give them a chance,’ he added.
‘He [Sarr] started on Thursday and we are allowing him to settle in, and there are also negotiations going on.
‘The nice thing about him is that he’s got his papers [permanent South African residence] now. He is a South African and that makes it a little bit easier. We can recommend but the final decision is with the management.’
Da Gama also provided an update on striker Ndoro’s situation at Highlands.
‘Tendai has been training with the team. You know he is a big player, there is no doubt about it. But big players come with a big prize. It is now between the management and his agent. We will see what happens, but I like him.
‘Every player has a price. We will wait for the situation [to unfold] but I’m pretty sure that a decision will be made either way.
‘He is a player that can score goals and with his experience, he will certainly help us,’ concluded last season’s NFD-winning coach.
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