Peter Ndlovu turns 48

Peter Ndlovu

By :George Honzeri

The legend of Zimbabwean and African football, Peter Ndlovu has turned 48 today.

Ndlovu was the first African to play in the English premiership and spent 13 years playing for top clubs in England.

Peter was signed by Coventry city football directly from Bulawayo giants, Highlanders football club in 1992.

He went on to play for Huddersfield Town and Birmingham city in England.

He is the only African player to have scored three goals against Liverpool in a league match.

In the 2004 to 2008 seasons he went on to play in South Africa for Mamelodi Sundowns and after that he joined Thanda Royal Zulu.

In the 2010 to 20111 seasons, he came back to Zimbabwe to play for Highfield United and Black Mambas respectively.

Ndlovu has 81 caps for the Zimbabwe National Team and is the record goal scorer with 37 goals.

The Flying Elephant captained Zimbabwe in the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia under legendary coach Sunday Chidzambwa to break dark cloud that had enveloped Zimbabwe since 1980 in international competitions.

He went on to lead Zimbabwe in the 2006 African Cup of Nations under the guidance of Charles Mhlauri in Egypt.

When he hung his boots Ndlovu continued to be in the soccer circles and is the current team manager of Sundowns football club in the South African DSTV premier league.

He led Sundowns to the CAF champions league cup final in 2016 and won the cup.

In 2017, Sundowns also won the CAF Super cup.

Peter Ndlovu is regarded as one of the finest soccer players to emerge out of Zimbabwe alongside the likes of Bruce Grobelaar, George Shaya, Vitalis Takawira, Shacky Tauro, Moses Chunga,Benjani Mwaruwari and the current Crop of Kharma Billiat,Tinotenda Kadewere,Knoledge Musona and Marvelous Nakamba.

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