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Happy Birthday Peter Ndlovu


By Sportsdesk


Born 25 February 1973 is a Zimbabwean former professional footballer and is currently the Team Manager at Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. a Premier Soccer League club in South Africa.
Peter Ndlovu originally comes from Binga district in North Western, Siabuwa Zimbabwe.

He was however born in Bulawayo, and played professionally as a striker from 1988 until 2011.
He played for Highlanders in Zimbabwe, for Coventry City in the Premier League and in the Football League for Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United. In South Africa he played for Mamelodi Sundowns, Thanda Royal Zulu, Highfield United and Black Mambas. He was capped 81 times for his country, scoring 37 goals.
Ndlovu is generally considered a success by Blues fans, despite failing to reach the Premiership whilst “Nuddy” was in their ranks. Ndlovu’s old-school wing play helped propel the Blues to two successive play-off appearances in Nationwide Division One, though both appearances would ultimately end in semi-final defeats.
He spent time on loan at Huddersfield Town in December 2000, where he scored twice on his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Upon returning to Birmingham he helped them beat Ipswich Town in the semi-final of the 2000-01 League Cup.
However, before the final he was released to join Sheffield United in February 2001.
Sheffield United
Ndlovu also enjoyed success at Sheffield United and was known to their fans as ‘Nuddy’.
With him playing on the right side of midfield, United managed to get to two semi-finals of major cup competitions, in addition to the final of the Championship (formerly Division 1) play-offs in the 2002–03 season.
He scored the winning goal against Leeds United in the 2002 Worthington Cup competition and scored a hat-trick against Cardiff City in 2003–04. He left the Blades in the summer of 2004 having scored 25 goals in 135 league games.

In all, Ndlovu scored more than 90 goals during his 12 seasons and 338 appearances in the top two flights of the English football league.
In South Africa

Ndlovu signed for South African Premier Soccer League outfit Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2004 off-season.
Thanda Royal Zulu made one of their major signings before transfer window closed on the day by bringing former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Ndlovu on board.
Ndlovu was released from his contract by Thanda Royal Zulu at the end of 2008–09 after they were relegated from South Africa’s top division.
He stayed for two years without playing football.

Robert Tapfumaneyi