Register Login Scores

Mamelodi Sundowns

Ndlovu: What I Carried With Me To Become Sundowns’ Team Manager

Mamelodi Sundowns team manager, Peter Ndlovu shared an interesting fact about his playing days and how he carried it with him in his technical role.

The 47-year-old had a great career as a professional footballer, where he plied his trade for English outfits, Coventry City, Birmingham City and Sheffield United before joining Sundowns in 2004.

Ndlovu enjoyed four years with the Brazilians and left to ply his trade elsewhere before finally hanging up his boots in 2011.

The former Zimbabwean international striker was appointed as the Sundowns’ team manager in 2013, where he has since become one of the longest serving technical team members.

Speaking to Sundowns’ official website, Ndlovu revealed which trait he’s carried with him from his playing days which has helped him in his managerial role.

Read more: Musona’s Millions Compared To Sundowns’ Top Playmakers

“Sundowns has been my home for a long time, I have probably been here longer than everyone. They looked after me as a player and I think it was easy to have a look at my future and decide to come into management,” he said.

“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. Of course things change and so does management, and you have to upgrade and update every time. The challenge is that you must never use what’s in the past when there’s a new system, and by that I mean I should never speak about my achievements then.”

“It’s what I do now that’s important because you are not judged on what you’ve done, but what you are doing. It’s a big challenge. You have to respect the players and be there for them and make sure that you manage and understand them.”

Read more: Komphela: If I Won Cups At Chiefs I Would Have Been A Hero

“When you have respect from the players then it becomes a two-way street. I also get help from a lot of people at the club, who are around me and make my job easier,” Ndlovu added.

Musona’s Millions Compared To Sundowns’ Top Playmakers

Komphela: If I Won Cups At Chiefs I Would Have Been A Hero

Recovered And Ready: Motshwari Raring To Go

36 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Pirates Confirm Two New Signings

130 Sep 23, 2020 02:43 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reported Mass Clearout At Ajax After Promotion Heartbreak!

4 Sep 23, 2020 10:22 AM in Siyagobhoza

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

16 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Defender Comments On Pirates Move Talk

7 Sep 23, 2020 09:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Chiefs Officially Unveil New Home And Away Kit

219 Sep 22, 2020 02:50 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Highest-Paid Liverpool Stars Revealed

10 Sep 20, 2020 06:35 PM in English Premier League

8 Transfers Close To Being Completed

Sep 21, 2020 06:27 PM in World News

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm Two Assistant Coaches For Hunt

180 Sep 21, 2020 03:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Alleged Death Threats Made To Khanye For Chiefs Analysis!

267 Sep 22, 2020 03:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Make Decision On Defender After Hlatshwayo Arrival

20 Sep 23, 2020 01:28 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

How Madisha Became The Cleanest Player In Mzansi!

46 Sep 23, 2020 12:09 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

6 Stars Who Could Be Affected By Tyson & Hotto's Arrival

7 Sep 22, 2020 01:20 PM in Orlando Pirates