Nyandoro riding 'a streak of good luck'


Mamelodi Sundowns’ in-form midfielder Esrom Nyandoro, who has developed a penchant for scoring world class and crucial goals for his club lately, attributes his recent imperious run of form to a streak of luck.

The Brazilians’ inspirational grafter says a combination of this, teamwork and hard work on his part is the reason why he is enjoying his game more than ever.

“If you ask any player the secret behind their success or good form, they will obviously tell you that it is down to hard work and commitment. That also applies to me although there is no secret as such.

“I should add that above that, I am feeling lucky these days which is why I am scoring goals at that rate. I attribute the goal I scored against Orlando Pirates on Sunday to that as well,” says the Zimbabwe international, who broke the deadlock on Sunday with a trademark shot from outside the 18-yard box.

The modest player has registered three League goals, a good return in a League that prides itself in goal-shy marksmen.

Before the streak of luck set in, things appeared not be going well for the 27-year-old. No sooner had he sustained an injury during the SAA Supa 8 final against Orlando Pirates in September than thieves wrecked his luxury car recently.

He has, however, overcome that in the most enthralling fashion.

Nyandoro believes the League champions are picking up form at the right time and are thus putting themselves in good stead to ensure that the League trophy remains at Chloorkop.

“We are taking it one game at a time and see how it goes. We are eager to make it three championships in a row, which will be a great achievement,” says ‘Yellowman’, a former champion with now-defunct AmaZulu in his homeland.