Former Polokwane City goalkeeper, Harold Ndlovu has opened up on some of the challenges he had to endure, both personally and in his football career in recent times.
Ndlovu parted ways with Rise and Shine last year in April and joined TS Sporting at the beginning of the season, only to leave again in January this year.
The Law Graduate also lost his mother after a short-illness, prior to his move to Sporting.
He was recently training with Chippa United before the lockdown and a deal to sign had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The future looks bright and I have grown so much in a way that now I understand that, for one to compete and grow in this industry, you just have to go through challenges,” Ndlovu told FARPost.
“Challenges it’s something that I went through and still going through them a lot, and I am grateful for that because it made me to be a better person. I know better now and I understand things better. I am in a space where I am able to compete and enjoy, so it’s a chapter for me looks very positive so I don’t regret anything that has happened because it build me,” said Ndlovu.
On his much publicised fallout with Polokwane City, Ndlovu says the journey at the club was a lifelong lesson which he remains grateful for.
“I will be honest with you because I am not trying to sugar-coat anything here. As much as I am grown up, I see life differently. That’s one club that gave a PSL contract and allowed me to continue studying because when I joined Polokwane I was doing my 3rd year at the University and they allowed me to finish my degree.
“So leaving Polokwane was just too much for me but the reality forced me to move forward, which says that I don’t regret a lot of staff that happened but leaving the club allowed me to grow. I will forever be grateful for what they have done for me and I will never forget where I come from,” he said.
The 29-year-old also spoke on his short lived stint at Abantu Bemthetho.
“With TS Sporting I was happy there because remember when I joined them it was after I left Polokwane and I got a call from their goalkeeper coach and he really believed in me. But there were issues that I needed to deal with off the field which didn’t allow me to continue to give the same services to the team which was really carrying and loving towards me you know.
“Remember there was a lot that was going in my life, it was during the time where I lost my mother. She passed away a moth before I joined TS Sporting so mentally I was going through a lot, which needed me to work on myself and get better. Fortunately the club allowed for that to happen,” he added.
Although he did not want to reveal more details, Ndlovu tells this publication that a move to a club in the elite league is almost certain before the start of the 2020/21 season.
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