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TBT: Nyandoro, Sundowns’ Mr Reliable

He was nicknamed “The Yellowman” due to his never-say-die attitude and commitment in a Mamelodi Sundowns shirt. We throw it back to Zimbabwean warrior Esrom Nyandoro.

How Nyandoro went from unknown entity to one of the most decorated players in Downs history is a remarkable story.

The 40-year-old was born in Bulawayo and first cut his teeth in football at his local side Zimbabwe Saint Juniors. Nyandoro left a mark on his compatriot Peter Ndlovu who recommended him to sign for Amazulu in 2003.

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It wouldn’t take too long for the big guns to come knocking and he signed for the Chloorkop outfit in 2004 where he hit the ground running and was named the PSL Club Rookie of the Year accolade in his debut season.

He also went to represent the club over 200 times, winning the domestic league title three times, the Nedbank Cup, MTN8 Cup and the Telkom Knockout tournament thrice.

Nyandoro’s hard tackling and trademark long-range strikes endeared him to the Sundowns faithful who still hold him in high regard, years after he called time on his career.

These days, Nyandoro works as a scout for Patrice Motsepe’s club.

What are your fondest memories of Nyandoro’s time at Sundowns?


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