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How Ndlovu Suffered Since Joining Pirates

What was initially dubbed a dream move is slowly turning into a nightmare for one of South Africa’s brightest talents.

Of course, Siphesihle Ndlovu did not expect to walk into the starting XI when he joined a star-studded Orlando Pirates team from Maritzburg United, despite being a regular for the Team of Choice over the last few seasons.

Ndlovu was well aware of the mammoth task that lie ahead at the Soweto giants, after all he was unveiled along with 10 other top players in the country.

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He was also fighting it out for a central midfield berth with the likes of seasoned campaigners Fortune Makaringe, Ben Motshwari, Linda Mntambo, and Xola Mlambo.

Since joining Bucs at the beginning of the season, Ndlovu has seen his game-time from seasons gone by, diminish with the diminutive midfielder managing nine appearances in total, starting in five of the matches, while featuring as a substitute a further four times.

This is a far cry from the 23 starts he made for the KZN outfit in the 2018/19 season.

With more time spent in the stands than on the field, it comes as no surprise that his former team Maritzburg United are believed to be keen on luring him back to the club.

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Apart from a lack of game time, Ndlovu has also seen a dip in his market value. When he joined Bucs his market value was around the €850 000 (±R16.3m) mark, however, his value has now dropped to around €650 000 (±R12.5m). That is a drop of around R4 million in just 12 months!

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