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Ndlovu: I Had That Hope That The Time Will Come

Dino Ndlovu: I Had That Hope That The Time Will Come

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 05, 2017 09:10 AM

South Africa international, Dino Ndlovu, says that he never gave up hope for a Bafana Bafana call-up, saying that he had respected Coach Stuart Baxter’s decision to leave him out of the squad in the country’s previous encounters.

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The 27-year-old, who currently plies his trade in Azerbaijan for FK Qarabag, was not included in Baxter’s previous squad who faced Cape Verde last month, in September, despite the player currently doing well for himself on the European scene.

Ndlovu, whose currently playing in the UEFA Champions League with his Qarabag side, has waited a while to be given a look in to the Bafana team under Baxter, but revealed that he never gave up hope for a call-up to don the famous green and gold colours.

“For me, I respected the coach’s statement, the day he was hired as a national team coach. At the end of the day, we play football, whether I play in Azerbaijan, in Mozambique, at the end of the day we are playing soccer, we chasing the one thing, it's football,” Ndlovu told the media.

“I think playing in the Champions League has helped me a lot, we kind of had a decent conversation, me and him (Stuart Baxter) on the phone, and he told me how I will fit in the team. But, basically it is not about me only, it is about the whole country who is going to support the team and we are in a really serious state on the table and we need to overturn that this weekend.”

“For me, you never give up, whether you are getting called are not getting called, at the end of the day I need to perform at club level, the one who puts food on the table for my family, if I get angry and say that I am not going to play because they didn’t call me for the national team, then I am burning bridges for myself. For me I had that hope that the time will come and I think the time is now,” he added.

Bafana will host Burkina Faso on Saturday, October, 07 in a must win 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter.


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Warras4khosi Joined: 19 Jul 2017
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Warras4khosi Oct 05, 2017 03:05 PM
We are rallying behind you makwedin even though our eyes are full of tears Mzantsi I belong.
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 02:28 PM
4 da record i m telling u he doesnt hav matric probarbly u as well fundani gents stop being cow defenders on laduma
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 02:25 PM
I m nt bothered by idiots who hero worship cows like dino
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 02:23 PM
@charles m nt offended at all u probarbly dnt evn hav parents boy ur national team is useless dino included hw far educated r u
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 02:20 PM
@kontrol r u knw wena slima?dino is nothing jst like u n 4 da record u must ask him abt me he knws me well i always tell him 2 his face ukuthi he is a cow y shud i hav jealousy 4 a lowsy cow playn in an 8team league i hav a lot of respect 4 guys playn in nfd nt ur hero dino europe whr?
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dlaisa charles Oct 05, 2017 02:18 PM
@Moruled2 i have never seen such a stupid guy like you who insults his own country man ,,just grow up ma n stop being childish who said Dino dont have matric . i wonder how your parents rise u ,am even such they regret not using condoms whn they produce u , sis man
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Just4kontrol Oct 05, 2017 02:01 PM
@Moruled2 you're a proven jealous cow my bruh.anyway we don't care about what you say here,you're unknown,and Dino is well-known,made a name for himself in Europe and Africa.swallow your jealousy
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 01:39 PM
@tsekos hav u played soccer wena at what level?u r some of fans who continue 2 celebrate mediocrity dats y our national teams r a mess 4 ur info i hav playd soccer n m way better than ur dino cow m currently pursuing ma masters dnt tell me abt a guy like dino with no matric
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tsekos Oct 05, 2017 01:06 PM
Well done ndlovu.atleast u still making ur trade mark in oversea.while some making their trades in laduma about u
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tsekos Oct 05, 2017 01:04 PM
Some people comments its clear they never played football
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 11:24 AM
Dino must shut up n instead chase education le nkomo they hav many times failed da nation what makes him thnk they cn qualify 4 russia?he must jst focus on girls n booze as usual
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Rockyrantsha86 Oct 05, 2017 11:20 AM
i like dat statemnt young man...."even if u cn play mozambique or barcelona ...wt matters is dt u chase one thing ..which is footbal"says Ndlovu
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 11:09 AM
@tman evn if he cn play against chelsea or real madrid he wil remain 1 of da most useless soccer players dis country has eva produced nawe deal with it he plays amateur football he has neva evn scored 5 psl goals its like typical clueless fans like u i wnt b suprised if u buying face as 1 of his friends who r always around him ekasi so he cn buy u booze while u r at it tell him 2 arm himself with education
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NoelMoshia Oct 05, 2017 10:44 AM
ah they are just point givers at the champions league.dnt even mention that mr cowditor
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SowetoBOY Oct 05, 2017 09:56 AM
Hayi this thing is Cow we wont be fooled.
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TMAN-B Oct 05, 2017 09:56 AM
@Moruled2 news flash while you are glowing in your jealousy, dino has already played against Chelsea in a competitive match in champions league platform, not many south African born players have achieved that...so here is an advice to get rid of that jealousy ....stant on the road cross.....look to your left and then look to your right then look up and down and repeat the same process over and over again until you get the intended results. hope you get it right.
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Moruled2 Oct 05, 2017 09:36 AM
dis cow who plays in a weak 8 team league?hayi evn our nfd is at much higher level no wonder bafana r so useless

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