Ndlovu joins Mamelodi Sundowns
South African premier league giants Sundowns will announce their big catch in a media briefing where the club will announce its new sponsor in Pretoria on Thursday morning.
Club boss, mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, will see his newly crowned Telkom Charity Cup champions put a square peg in a square hole.
The 31-year-old, who wears the trademark number 13 jersey which is worn by Daniel Mudau at Sundowns, seems to have failed to take the advice of his South African-born wife to join the AmaKhosi stable.
Ndlovu's contract with Sheffield United was terminated last week, and it became a see-saw battle between Chiefs and Sundowns to secure his services.
Although the contractual details are not yet clear it is, however, believed that the free-scoring striker will become the highest paid player within the Premier Soccer League.
He scored 29 goals for Sheffield United in 130 games since joining the Blades in 2001.
Ndlovu boasts 32 goals for his country — eight in World Cup qualifiers, three in the African Nations Cup, 16 in African Nations Cup qualifiers, and five in other tournaments.
He features prominently in his country's national team. Ndlovu scored three goals when Zimbabwe beat Swaziland 5-0 last month.
He also netted one of the two goals that saw them beat Rwanda 2-0 for the World Cup qualifiers a week after beating Swaziland.
His signing with Sundowns comes 48 hours after the Brazilians had parted ways with Argentina's Louis Francisco Tonelotto, who failed to impress the highly acclaimed French-born coach Paul Dolezar in all training sessions.
Tonelotto is alleged to have been signed through video tapes without having proved himself at any of Sundowns' training sessions.
His transfer fee is reputed to be in excess of R1-million.
Motsepe is believed to have taken a gigantic step in preparing for the future by signing Ndlovu.
Motsepe, who took over the 100 percent ownership of Sundowns in May, warned last month when he unveiled seven new players, that his mission was to turn the Chloorkop-based team into a jewel of a club.
Other players who have just teamed up with Sundowns are former Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi, Josta Dlala, Vuyo Mere, Neil Winstanley, Surprise Moriri and Thabiso Rammile.
Sundowns beat Chiefs
4-3 on penalties in the final of the Telkom Charity Cup last month.
Baloyi stopped the most important penalty, thwarting David Kannemeyer
to confirm his new team as champions.
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