• Peter Ndlovu Joins List Of Africa’s Greatest English Premier Soccer League Players

    Peter Ndlovu Joins List Of Africa’s Greatest English Premier Soccer League Players

    LONDON – Former Zimbabwe national team captain Peter Ndlovu has joined the list of Africa’s greatest English Premier League players. he left an indelible mark on the English Premier League. The list also includes former Warriors stalwart Benjani Mwaruwari.

    The list, which is being unveiled on Goal.com, was compiled for 2019 Best of Africa (BoA) awards which honour the outstanding members of the African diaspora living and working in the United Kingdom. This year’s edition took place in London on Sunday, October 06th.

    Yaya Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew have all previously attended the event, with Victor Wanyama, Sadio Mane and Alex Iwobi among other recent attendees.

    He is credited for being the African Footballer who had the longest career in the English league which started in 1991 to 2004.

    Ndlovu gives the flavour to the BoA 100 Part 5 which also two South African legends Phil Masinga and the current Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Shaun Bartlett.

    Many South Africans and colossal African football legends are included in the BoA 100.

    Ndlovu made history by becoming the first African footballer to play in the new English Premier League in 1992. He made over 100 appearances for each of Coventry City, Birmingham City and Sheffield United, and also spent time on loan with Huddersfield Town.

    Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar could also join Ndlovu and Mwaruwari on the list as he featured prominently in the EPL during the early 90s.

    The former Zimbabwean international is currently the Team Manager at Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. a Premier Soccer League club owned by billionaire Patrice Motsepe in South Africa.

    Peter Ndlovu Joins List Of Africa's Greatest English Premier Soccer League Players
    Mamelodi Sundowns Team Manager Peter Ndlovu. Photo: SportBrief

    On 19 August 1992, Ndlovu made history by being the first African footballer to play in the new English Premier League. Having acquired striker Micky Quinn in November 1992 they continued what had already been a blistering start, with away wins at Tottenham Hotspur (2–0) Sheffield Wednesday (2–1) and Wimbledon (2–1) to add to already impressive home wins against Middlesbrough (2–1).

    The 46-year-old was known as ‘Nuddy’ by Coventry City fans and his other nicknames being ‘The Bulawayo Bullet’ and ‘Nsukuzonke an isiNdebele word referring to his ability to turn on the style every time/day he played.

    His international career culminated when he earned 100 caps for the Zimbabwean national team over 15 years. Also, he single-handedly led his nation to qualification for her first-ever African Cup of Nations, in Tunisia 2004.

    Peter Ndlovu Joins List Of Africa's Greatest English Premier Soccer League Players
    Former Warriors legend Peter Ndlovu. Photo: Zororo Phumulani

    Ndlovu had also played for 9 different football clubs in his career, 4 of which were in the United Kingdom.

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