Peter Ndlovu’s legs tired

peter_ndlovuHARARE - THE most capped Zimbabwean captain, Peter Ndlovu (Pictured), might still be playing at the age of 38, and turning out for police outfit Black Mambas - but it is clear that his legs are now tired.

The veteran striker, who traversed the breath and length of the African continent playing for the Warriors, whom he led to an historic Nations Cup finals in Tunisia and Egypt in 2004 and 2006, respectively, has failed to reignite his sparkling form of the old days when he was known as the Flying Elephant because of his blistering pace.

Two decades after leaving Bulawayos home of football Barbourfields Stadium, the Flying Elephant made a 71st minute appearance for Black Mambas against former side Highlanders in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match on Sunday.

His return ended in a 3-0 loss for Mambas, whose technical director is his brother Madinda. His contribution to Mambas was minimal.

Understandably, Ndlovu being the most successful Warrior of all time is now merely a historical figure in Zimbabwean football. But for the former Coventry City striker, the joy was in the homecoming. The fans are still as good as they were long back. I enjoyed myself and I can only say this was a great day for me; beautiful, he said at the end of the match as fans and foes alike rushed to mob the legend.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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