Tendai "Fish" Hove
Tendai Hove in action
BornTendai Hove
(1967-09-21)September 21, 1967
EducationAmaveni Primary and Secondary, Kwekwe Polytechnic
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Footballer
EmployerZPC Kariba Football Club
OrganizationZimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority
Home townKwekwe

Tendai Hove is a professional Footballer who made a name for himself at 2014 premiership debutants ZPC Kariba in a season in which he produced very brilliant performances. He was an integral part of the team during that season almost leading too the team landing the league title during the club's maiden season in the top flight.


Hove was born in 1987 and and grew up in Amaveni, Kwekwe[1]

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Educational Background

Tendai Hove attended Amaveni Primary for his primary education before enrolling at Amaveni secondary for further studies.[2] He went on to enrol t Kwekwe High where he did his advanced levels before studying electrical engineering at Kwekwe Polytechnic where he earned a Class One electrician certificate.[2]

Football career

Hove's footballing career is said to have started when he was just a form one student in 2004. Although the player had tried his luck at Chrome, he failed to make the cut as the club had brilliant goalkeepers at the time, he eventually got into the limelight when he was offered a contract by the club which kept him at the club until 2006 before he made a move to ZiscoSteel.[2] At ZiscoSteel Hove was offered a four year apprenticeship in electrical engineering which he completed in 2008, at that time he was playing alongside Dembare striker Masimba Mambare. In 2008 he was loaned to Lancashire Steel which is a subsidiary of ZiscoSteel but needed another goalkeeper. When Lancashire got relegated from the premier league, Hove was forced to join Chrome Stars again because it was closer to school(Kwekwe Polytechnic). It was in 2012 that he made a move to ZPC Kariba[2]


  • Soccer Star of the year 1st runner up (2014)
    From left, 2nd runner up Limited Chikafa, Soccer Star, Dennis Dauda, 1st runner up Tendai Hove and Coach of the year Saul Chaminuka, all of ZPC Kariba


  1. Langton Nyakwenda SOCCER: A tale of two Goalkeepers ZPC Kariba's Hove: A season made in heaven, The Sundayy Mail, Published: November 2, 2014, Retrieved: January 27, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Brian Nkiwane Hove — The man behind ZPC Kariba’s success story, The Standard, Published: June 29, 2014, Retrieved: January 27, 2015