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Bosso rising star Prince Ndlovu denied visa to travel to Croatia for trials

Highlanders Football Club’s teenage sensation Prince Ndlovu’s dream to travel to Europe for a month long trial stint is now in limbo after the rising star was denied a visa.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder is supposed to travel to Croatia where he was invited by second tier division side HNK Vukovar 1991 for an assessment that will last four weeks.

But according to the Chronicle newspaper, his journey is now up in the air after he was denied a visa in South Africa where he travelled two weeks ago to apply for the travel document.

Nonetheless, the player’s handlers have lodged an appeal as they make frantic efforts to get him to attend the trials that are scheduled for Friday, February 10 and are set to end on March 9.

Ndlovu who has been training with South African giants Orlando Pirates while applying his visa is back in Bulawayo.

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The Highlanders’ developmental side, Bosso 90’s product was invited by Vukovar 1991 for trials seven months after he was promoted into the senior team.

Ndlovu was elevated to the first team in June and made his debut in July against Manica Diamonds.

He was introduced as a second half substitute and received a standing ovation from the Bosso supporters.

It took him few minutes on the pitch to repay their faith in him after showing them some glimpses of brilliance with his first touch.

He could have scored on his debut had he placed his shot on target after beating goalkeeper Jorum Muchambo with his skillful left foot.

Some at the club have dubbed him the “New Peter Ndlovu” after he became the youngest player in the club’s history to be promoted to the first team at the age of 16 years, 170 days.

Peter Ndlovu broke into the first team at the age of 16 years, 178 days, 33 years ago.