Varsity Star Seeks PSL Switch
Themba Ndlovu Is Targeting A Move Into The PSL After His Varsity Success
He’s proven his worth in the Varsity Cup, and now Themba Ndlovu is hoping to make his late brother proud by taking the step up into the PSL.
Ndlovu, 24, was the joint top scorer at the recent university tournament, scoring seven goals and walking home with the Player of the Tournament award as his side, TUT, lost out in the final to their Tshwane rivals, Tuks.
‘Messi’, as he is known in football circles, was a talisman for TUT throughout the course of the tournament, but he has admitted that he was upset not to come away with the grand prize after losing 2-0 in the final.
Speaking to the Siya crew this week, Ndlovu said, “It was very disappointing, especially to lose in my second final. I lost to UWC in 2015 and now this one to Tuks, and I also think that with regards to my individual efforts I could have done better. Before the tournament started I was aiming for 15 goals and a trophy.
“I won the player of the tournament in the USSA tournament where we won in the final against Tuks in the penalties. I'm glad that my efforts paid off at the end by taking the Player of the Tournament and being the joint top scorer in the Varsity Cup. It’s a good achievement, and many players would dream of doing that.”
Now, with the player hoping to follow in the footsteps of former NWU player, Thabo Mnyamane, who will participate in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals with SuperSport United, the attacker also wants to do his late brother proud.
He said, “I believe that I’m ready to compete in the PSL… Playing in the PSL has been my dream since I was young. My late brother believed I can play overseas, so by playing in the PSL, it would at least be a step up in my game. I’m eager to learn and to achieve more.”
Ndlovu, who also got four assists during the recent competition, has previously been on the radar of both Free State Stars and Royal Eagles but opted to focus on his studies. His last exam takes place next month.