Ndlovu wants to be South African

WARRIORS skipper Peter Ndlovu might jeopardise his chances of turning out for the national soccer team again if his application for South African citizenship is accepted.



s-serif”>Zimbabwe laws prohibit its nationals from holding dual citizenship.

Ndlovu (32) might no longer play for Mamelodi Sundowns as a foreigner after applying for South African citizenship on the basis of his marriage to South African pop diva Sharon Dee.


If his application is successful, Ndlovu might have to renounce his Zimbabwean citizenship, throwing his future with the Warriors in serious doubt.


Speculation had been rife over Ndlovu’s future at Sundowns after only featuring for his club in the Telkom Charity Cup, before missing the first two matches of the season. It later emerged he had applied for South African citizenship and was waiting for a response.


Sundowns coach Angel Cappa confirmed with South African magazine Kick Off that the former Coventry City and Sheffield United player is a still a key member of his squad.


“Peter is not playing because he is waiting for his citizenship documents,” confirmed Cappa.


“He is married to a local girl (Sharon Dee) and decided to take up citizenship which is good. But he is still a big member of my team.”


If Ndlovu is granted the citizenship, Sundowns will have the privilege of using their other four foreigners – Ndlovu’s compatriot and Warriors midfielder Esrom Nyandoro as well as Vicente Principiano, Jose Torrealba and Rafael Dudamel. They will also be able to sign another foreigner if Siaka Tiene leaves the club, as is expected. – Staff Writer/Kick Off.