Peter Ndlovu: Ex-Player Consulted Robert Mugabe

Retired Warriors captain Peter Ndlovu consulted the late, former President Robert Mugabe before making a decision in his football career.

Ndlovu said he always wanted to give his iconic Warriors jersey Number 12 to the late former President. “Today (yesterday) is indeed a very sad day for us, Zimbabwe, Africa and the world,’’ King Peter said.

“We have lost our father, leader, friend, hero and an icon. In simpler terms, we have lost a legend. I would like to appreciate what he (Mugabe) did for me as an individual and the pivotal roles he played in advising me.

“And my former manager Winston Makamure, throughout my footballing career and life in general. I never moved to any club without consulting him as a father, to have an input.”
Former Zimbabwe Player, Peter Ndlovu

The Mamelodi Sundowns manager had in previous interviews pledged to hand over one of his Warriors shirt to the late former President.

“As per the promise that I made to the world in one of my interviews, which was to be carried in a BBC documentary in which I said my Number 12 special shirt that I wore with pride and joy, would only part with me going Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s way, I would have loved to present it to him.

“I would have wanted to do that while he was still alive to show more respect. As people, unfortunately, only appreciate and honour people when they are gone. However, I will make means to have access, through the family, to present this shirt. I would also appeal to fellow legends to help me out.

“May his soul rest in eternal peace and may his family, wife Grace and the kids, be consoled in Jesus’ name and may the Almighty God lay his healing Hands upon you all and the whole world to be able to deal with this sad loss.”

Mugabe died at the age of 95 in a hospital in Singapore where he was receiving treatment. Mugabe always spoke glowingly about King Peter. - The Herald 

0 comments :

Post a Comment