Boots to suits: Peter Ndlovu's journey to become Sundowns team manager

Boots to suits: Peter Ndlovu's journey to become Sundowns team manager

- Former Zimbabwean star striker Peter Ndlovu enjoyed a prolific career in the English Premier League

- Ndlovu was eventually signed by Mamelodi Sundowns in 2004

- After hanging up his boots, the former Zimbabwean captain now works as team manager at Sundowns

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Former Zimbabwean star striker Peter Ndlovu made a name for himself in the English Premier League.

‘The Bulawayo Bullet’ featured at prestigious clubs such as Coventry City, Birmingham City and Sheffield United.

Ndlovu will fondly be remembered for his historic hat-trick scored against Liverpool at Anfield.

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In 2004, Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe came calling and Ndlovu became one of the club's marquee signings.

After featuring more than 80 times, Ndlovu has hung up his boots and started wearing suits.

Ndlovu now works as team manager at the Brazilians and it's a role he seems to be relishing.

Via their website, the club reported on how Ndlovu made the transition from player to manager.

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Ndlovu said, “Sundowns has been my home for a long time, I have probably been here longer than everyone."

He added, “One of things I used to do during my playing days was manage players, help them out and do things that help them. Myself, Brian (Baloyi) and other senior players used to try and do that. So, when I was asked to be the team manager, although it’s a different ball game, I took what I learnt."

The former forward touched on some of the secrets to success.

Ndlovu said, You have to respect the players and be there for them and make sure that you manage and understand them.”

Previously, also reported that Motsepe lavished praise on his technical team for the work put in to acquiring players.

Motsepe also confirmed that the club is targeting two foreign signings.

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