Ndlovu: rugby in the blood

Despite hanging his boots up six years ago, Likang Ndlovu has not lost his love for rugby.

The former hard-running winger for Highlanders and the Zimbabwe Sables, has travelled extensively around Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, both as a player and coach of the sport. “I quit because of some other commitments, but that does not mean I am no longer involved in the sport,” he said. “I am now involved with a developmental side here, where I coach boys in my spare time, especially during weekends.”

Ndlovu, a father of three, works as a maintenance manager of a bakery in South Africa’s biggest and busiest city. However, he does not rule out another stint in fulltime rugby employment.

“Should a good fulltime offer come my way, I would definitely grab it because rugby is in my blood. I really love that sport, but as a family man, I had to step back.” Whatever comes along, he wants it to involve the youth, who he said were the future of the sport.

“There is a dearth of talent in the sport and my wish is for more youth development, which will take Africa forward,” he added “I am also disappointed at the stagnant development of the game in my home country, yet it is fast growing elsewhere in the world.” Ndlovu spent 2010 as mentor for the Inner-City Rugby Development team here, winning praise from the local community.

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