Ndlovu: It’s discouraging not to have competition


Sunflower WFC midfielder Ntombifikile Ndlovu is concerned about the lack of competition for her side in the Sasol League in KwaZulu Natal.

The Hammersdale-based side have won convincingly all their nine matches in the league and opposition teams seem to be scared of them.

Ndlovu believes every team have their own challenges that are stumbling blocks to their success.

The 23-year-old player who is part of Banyana Banyana’s Cosafa Cup squad sees other club’s problems as a disadvantage to her side because it gives them less competition on the field.

“I wouldn’t say other teams are scared of us, they have their own challenges that they are facing,” she said.

“But it does discourage us in terms of competition, we want to prepare our team but it’s a challenge though we try to take each game as it comes.

“As women we face a lot of challenges, so I can’t criticize other teams it’s not easy and we don’t get sponsors. But it’s important for other teams to be strong and stick to what they are doing, they will get it right one day,” she continued.

“Our technical team is able to help us understand what they want from us, most of us in the team have been together for a long time,” said Ndlovu.

“Like myself I’m 23 years old now, I have been with the team for 10 years so I understand the culture of the club and how things work in the team.

“Having players in the national team is good for us and it shows that our technical team is doing a great job.

“I’m really happy to get a chance to be part of the national team again, what is important is to get a chance to represent my team. I’m looking forward to getting a cap so that I can prove my worth to the coach,” Ndlovu added.

“I just want to get the best foundation and getting an opportunity to play for Banyana gives me confidence to at least see that there is something good that I’m doing and where I need to improve.

“This league has taught us to be patient, even when things don’t go our way we’ve learnt to keep on trying and working together,” concluded Ndlovu.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter