PETER Ndlovu is plotting a dramatic comeback to football at the tender age of 37.
The former Zimbabwe captain, capped 100 times by his country, has targeted the 2011 domestic Premier Soccer League season for his comeback.
Ndlovu, the first black Zimbabwean to play in the English Premier League for Coventry City, says he wants to play for only a year before bowing out in glory with a testimonial match.
He has not picked a team, but bets are off that he will turn out for his boyhood club, Highlanders.
The striker , now back in Zimbabwe after almost two decades playing in England and South Africa, said: “What I’m promising is that I will be playing six months to a year in 2011. After that, I will play in my testimonial that’s being organised and that would be it.”
He told the Sunday News: “I still have to consider which club I will be playing for. It’s a decision to make for me and my advisors, but nothing is impossible. I respect the people who say that I will play for Highlanders, I respect the community and the club, but there is no decision yet."
Nicknamed Nsukuzonke at Highlanders, Ndlovu left his boyhood club for Coventry in England in 1991, scoring 39 goals in 176 appearances for them.
He left Coventry -- who were later relegated from the Premier League in 2001 for the first time in 34 years -- to join Birmingham City in 1997. He scored 23 goals in 106 appearances for the Midlands club.
He joined First Division Huddersfield on loan for the 2000/2001 season before a switch to Sheffield United where he scored 25 goals in 135 appearances.
He left Sheffield in 2004 and signed for Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa – reportedly becoming the highest paid player in the South African Premier League.
Ndlovu quit Sundowns after just 81 appearances and 20 goals for them to join Thanda Royal Zulu in 2008 where he spent a season.