Yesterday the 37-year-old donned the Black Mambas strip but that magic — the sudden bust of speed and lightning quick turns had all but evaporated. He was introduced in the 71st minute and had two touches of the ball flicking it with his head. That was all from the man they called the Flying Elephant.
The introduction of Ndlovu by Black Mambas, deep in the second half, failed to scare the defending champions Motor Action, who held on to their two goal advantage up to the stroke of 90 minutes.
Warumwa Warumwa were already two goals down, when they introduced the former Warriors skipper after Didymus Chakabva in their goals was beaten by Isaac Masame and Allan Gahadzikwa on the fourth and the 62nd minute.
Masame powered home a beautiful strike just inside the box after Chakabva spilled Masimba Mambare’s cross, to give the defending champions an early lead.
Gahadzikwa doubled the scores for the Mighty Bulls on 62 minutes with a low blast that beat Chakabva all systems out.
Mambas reacted by taking off Ben Nyaunzvi and Lesley Mavezere, and sent into battle Ndlovu and Frank Banda respectively.
Ndlovu, who is still faithful to his famous number 12 jersey, barely touched the ball.
“We played a good game but we just need to improve and start getting results,” Ndlovu said after the game.
David George who was in charge on the Motor Action bench after Joey Antipas travelled to Mali with the Warriors was impressed by his team’s performance.
“It was a good game from both teams we managed to utilise our chances and they had their chances but there were very unfortunate not to score, thanks to the boys,” said George.
Meanwhile new boys FC Platinum beat Shooting Stars 2-0 in their opening match at Maglas yesterday. Charles Sibanda and Bheki Ncube were on target for the platinum miners. The premiership newcomers Chicken Inn and Blue Ribbon drew 2-all at Luveve.