Peter Ndlovu dumps Zifa


PETER Ndlovu’s days with the national team set-up seem to be over after the Warriors legend this week joined South Africa’s Absa Premiership side Sundowns.

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The former Warriors captain is the national team assistant coach by virtue of him being the aUnder-23 coach.

But he has been conspicuous by his absence from the Warriors bench at the Cosafa Cup Zambia 2013 tournament currently underway.

Instead, Ndlovu has surfaced in Ghana where Sundowns are having their pre-season camp.
He was pictured in the company of Sundowns officials and players when they were welcomed in Accra by Ghana Sport   minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah on Tuesday.

Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze yesterday said they had not communicated with Ndlovu.

“There has not been any formal communication from Ndlovu on whether he wants to leave the Warriors job. Peter usually communicates, but he hasn’t done so, I want to believe he is still with us,” Mashingaidze said.

Sundowns’ communications manager  Thulani Thuswa has, however, confirmed that Ndlovu has joined his club.

“Yes, Peter has rejoined the team, but I can’t really reveal much because he joined the team straight in Ghana. When the team comes back to South Africa, we will make an official announcement,” Thuswa was quoted saying yesterday.

While Thuswa refused to give away more details on the actual role Ndlovu would play, reports suggest that the legendary player, who was at the Chloorkop from 2004 to 2008, has been offered a role as a development coach.

Peter’s last public appearance in the country was a fortnight ago when he attended the Highlanders—Caps United match at Barbourfields Stadium.

Ndlovu has been with the Warriors since last year during Rahman Gumbo’s tenure and is now working under German national Klaus—Dieter Pagels. Peter’s elder brother Marko Dube confirmed that his brother left the country for South Africa, but declined to reveal finer details of his second dance with Sundowns.

“He left the country for South Africa, but I cannot reveal any details because I am still waiting to get feedback from him,” Marko said.