Ndlovu: Orlando Pirates assessing record-breaking Zimbabwean


Orlando Pirates have invited Zimbabwean midfielder Prince Ndlovu with the view of assessing him for a potential transfer to the South African club.

Ndlovu is currently on the books of Highlanders FC, a team in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. He has been invited from Monday, for a six-day trial stint. 

The 17-year-old was expected to fly out of Zimbabwe on Sunday night after Highlanders’ Castle Lager Premier Soccer League game against ZPC Kariba. 

Recently, the teenage sensation missed out on a month-long trial stint at Croatian second-tier club HNK Vukovar 1991. After being denied a visa to Croatia, he has now been given an opportunity to break into the Pirates squad. 

Highlanders’ Communication and Marketing Officer Nozibelo Maphosa​ has confirmed Ndlovu’s trip to South Africa. 

“Ndlovu left yesterday with an evening flight. He will be on trial from the 20th to the 26th of March,” Maphosa told ThisIsFootball.Africa 

The attacking midfielder made his debut for Highlanders’ senior team in July last year following his promotion from the club’s development side Bosso 90. He wrote his name into the history books by making his debut for Highlanders at 16 years of age, after coming on as a second-half substitute against Manica Diamonds. 

He had already spent two weeks training at Pirates in January while waiting for his Croatian visa. If Ndlovu made the grade at Pirates he will become the second Zimbabwean in the team after forward Terrence Dzvukmanja. 

The other Zimbabweans that played for Pirates are Innocent Chikoya, Gilbert Mushangazhike, Marshal Munetsi, Kudakwashe Mahachi and Edelbert Dinha, to name just a few. 

Pirates’ next Dstv Premiership game will be a visit to Richards Bay at King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on April 1, kickoff is at 15h30.