Sundowns land Ndlovu

Sapa/Staff Writer

ZIMBABWE skipper Peter Ndlovu has joined South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, ending weeks of speculation over the mercurial hitman’s next club.



rial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>The 31-year-old free-scoring international striker was unveiled at a packed media briefing in Pretoria yesterday.


Ndlovu announced that he has signed a three-year deal with the Telkom Charity Cup competition winners.


Although the contractual details were not spelt out, it is however believed that Ndlovu will become the highest paid player in South Africa’s top-flight league.


Ndlovu said he received a number of tempting offers from various clubs but he opted for Sundowns because he felt welcomed.


“If it was purely for money I would have signed elsewhere,” he said.

Ndlovu was offloaded by English division one side Sheffield United last month, triggering a race for his signature in South Africa between champions Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.


He was also linked with a move to English division one club Stoke City after turning down offers from China.


Cash-rich Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe made it clear that the Zimbabwean did not come cheap, however.


“Peter is very special and, I said it some time ago, that if we sign a foreigner, he has got to be the best. I can tell you we have signed one of the best strikers on the continent,” said Motsepe.