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Peter Ndlovu updates fans on his health status

by Staff reporter
19 Feb 2013 at 07:59hrs | Views
WARRIORS assistant coach Peter Ndlovu says he owes his recovery to the Zimbabweans and different football clubs outside the country who gave him support during the time he was hospitalised.

Peter sustained multiple injuries on his legs and forehead when he was involved in a fatal accident that killed his brother Adam on December 16 last year and also claimed the life of a female colleague, Nomqhele Tshili.

Speaking on the sidelines of the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) ceremony held in Bulawayo over the weekend, Ndlovu thanked the people of Zimbabwe for their support during the time he was in hospital.

"The love I got from Zimbabweans was overwhelming and now I am getting back to my normality. Now that I am able to walk, I am optimistic that I will be fit to play soccer at some social events," said Ndlovu

Peter was discharged from hospital 13 days after the accident, but managed to attend his brother's burial on December 22 under strict attention from the Mater Dei Hospital medical team.

Clad in a cream suit, Ndlovu, a Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe ambassador, received a standing ovation when he appeared at the Large City Hall to present an award for Outstanding Male Musician to Sulumani Chimbetu.

The legendary former Warriors skipper and Under-23 coach received support from his former club Coventry in the United Kingdom and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa while Mines minister Obert Mpofu paid his medical bills.

It remains to be seen if the legend will be able to join the Warriors technical team, now under German mentor Klaus Dieter Pagels, for the national team's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Egypt on March 22.

The Under-23 team will only be in action when qualifiers for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games start.

Source - newsday

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