On the 21st of February 2020 this publication reported that left-footed central defender Corrie Ndaba had penned his first professional contract with English third division side Ipswich Town and nearing his first team debut.
Ndaba captained the U-23 team of the ‘Blues’ last season putting in a number of key performances which earned him a spot in the training camps of first team coach Paul Lambert for the 2019-20 season.
The 20-year-old finally made his bow for the senior side in Ipswich’s 3-0 victory Bristol Rovers in the EFL cup first round at home – the defender came on after 81 minutes for Ipswich, at the weekend.
Ndaba was born in the capital city of Dublin, Ireland, to South African parents and that is where his football journey began going through the ranks of Cherry Orchard and eventually joining Ipswich playing for their U-18 development squad until he was promoted and later named captain of the B team.
At the beginning of 2020 Ndaba was meant to join Scottish championship side Ayr United, but the deal couldn’t be completed, something that he can now look back on and see as a blessing.
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By Prince Sobayeni