Ndlovu’s last game?

HARARE - This week's Africa Cup of Nations game between Zimbabwe and Ghana was said to be the last national team appearance for Peter Ndlovu. According to unconfirmed reports, Ndlovu, 33 this month, has made up his mind to retire from national duty and concentrate on his club soccer with Mamelodi S

undowns in South Africa.

Arguably one of the best footballers Zimbabwe has even produced, Ndlovu was nicknamed the Flying Elephant after scoring for Coventry City against mighty Manchester United at the tender age of 19.

During his time in the UK, Ndlovu played for Birmingham City, Huddersfield City and Sheffield United. He joined Mamelodi Sundowns last July.

The formidable striker was a committed national player who never missed a Warrior’s game. He was a key member of Reinhard Fabisch’s Dream Team, which saw the Warriors on a winning streak that brought pride and joy to all Zimbabweans in the nineties by winning several international games.
Despite Ndlovu’s magical presence, Zimbabwe has made a dismal showing at this year’s tournament. They lost 2-0 against Nigeria, despite coach Mhlauri telling players and the world that “we did not come here to see Pyramids.”

They also went down 2-0 to Senegal in a match in which chief striker Benjani Mwaruwari missed a great opportunity to level the scores in the second half of the game.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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