Peter Ndlovu calls for collective responsibility to revive football in Zimbabwe
Legendary former Warriors skipper Peter Ndlovu has finally spoken about the dire situation afflicting Zimbabwean football.
Ndlovu, the Warriors’ most capped player with 100 caps to his name and all-time top scorer with 37 goals has called on all relevant stakeholders to collectively work together towards ‘bringing back life’ into the country’s most supported sport.
The former Highlanders, Sheffield United, Coventry City and Mamelodi Sundowns striker said this while responding to a fan on Twitter who was wishing him well on his 50th birthday at the weekend.
Ndlovu outlined: “It’s our responsibility with the others to come together and try to fix this thing that’s going down, which is our football.
The 50-year-old’s sentiments come with Zimbabwean football in the doldrums with the national association, ZIFA still serving a FIFA ban owing to government interference while the domestic league has also failed to attract fans to stadiums.
Several factors including improper management together with the shrinking economy are believed to be heavily affecting the standards of the game.
Nevertheless, Ndlovu positively said: “We can assure you we will work hard and try to come back to lift it [football] up.”