Tendai Ndlovu

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Tendai Ndlovu
  • Helemu Primary School
  • Njube High School
  • Footballer
EmployerHighlanders Football Club
Known forPlaying for Highlanders Football Club

Tendai Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays for [Highlanders Football Club]]. He plays as a centreback and can also play as a midfielder. Some of Ndlovu's nicknames include Rock, Mampintsha or Tindo.


Ndlovu grew up in Bulawayo's Njube Suburb. His father died when he was only 10 years old and he was raised by his mother whom he had to help to make ends meet. When he completed his O-Levels he had to find a way to earn a living and turned to football.[1]


Ndlovu grew up in Njube Suburb where he attended Helemu Primary School. After this, he proceeded to Njube High School for his secondary education.[1]

Professional career

Ndlovu started playing football when he was in primary school. He, later on, joined Highanders Juniors where he rose through the ranks. During this period, Ndlovu played alongside Highlanders goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda, Joel Ngodzo. Ndlovu graduated to the senior team in 2009. However, Ndlovu had a tough time and was offloaded by Highlanders in 2012.[1]

Ndlovu moved to Bulawayo City Chiefs, where he helped them to win promotion to the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. However, Chiefs felt they were not financially stable enough to play in the top tier league, leading to a swap with Bantu Rovers. Ndlovu then joined Blackboots before joining Bulawayo City. He signed a one-year contract with Bulawayo City in 2015 and when the contract ended Ndlovu rejoined Highlanders Football Club in 2016.[1]

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International career

In 2016, Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa called up Ndlovu to the national team for a friendly against Zambia. Ndlovu also travelled with the Warriors for a friendly match against Ivory Coast. He was named in the provisional squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tendai Ndlovu traces his roots, ‘The Sunday News’, Published: 6 November 2016, Retrieved: 2 January 2016