Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Former Chiefs defender dies aged 74

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Chris ‘Rollaway’ Ndlovu passed away at the age of 74 at the weekend, his former club confirmed on Monday.

Ndlovu was a defender at the club from 1975 to 1979, having been signed from Pimville United Brothers.

He had already been chosen in 1974 to play for the SA Black XI for the SA Games and the next year while there was a split at PUBS moonlighted for both Chiefs and Moroka Swallows, earning himself a fine from the National Professional Soccer League.

During his time at Chiefs, he was a scorer in the Champion of Champions final against Orlando Pirates in 1975 and got another derby goal in a 1-1 draw in early 1977.

Ndlovu was admired by his teammates for his fitness and strong running.

Ndlovu ended his career at Pretoria Callies and later coached in the Bopsol league and at the School of Excellence.

He is survived by his twin brother Isaac ‘Negro’ Ndlovu, who also played at PUBS, as well as a son and daughter.

source: https://supersport.com/football/absa-premiership/news/200413_Ex_Chiefs_defender_dies_aged_74

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