Remembering A Legend Adam Ndlovu (26 June 1970 – 16 December 2012)

December 16 2012 will forever be imprinted in the hearts of many. It is the day that claimed the life of veteran soccer legend  Adam Ndlovu. As the news flickered in about his death i was left confused and in pain another star from the motherland was gone. Indeed it was a dark day for us. But none the less we cherish the contributions he made to our soccer fraternity…

 

and Algeria in Sousse, Tunisia in February 2004 Photo Credit:©Duif du Toit Gallo Images

Adam Ndlovu scores the first goal during the Africa Cup of Nations match between Zimbabwe and Algeria in Sousse, Tunisia in February 2004
Photo Credit:©Duif du Toit Gallo Images

Adam Ndlovu (26 June 1970 – 16 December 2012) was a footballer, who played as a striker.

Adam Ndlovu in action - copyright Le Quotidien Jurassien
Adam Ndlovu in action – copyright Le Quotidien Jurassien

During his club career, he played for Highlanders, SC Kriens, SR Delémont, FC Zürich, Moroka Swallows, Dynamos and Free State Stars, and was also a member of the Zimbabwe national team.

The Big Farewell
The Big Farewell

His brother, Peter Ndlovu, is also a former professional footballer.

Ndlovu died after a tyre burst on the car in which he was travelling near Victoria Falls Airport, causing the car to leave the road and hit a tree. His brother Peter was critically injured

Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Highlanders 23 (4)
1994–1997 SC Kriens 62 (20)
1997–2000 SR Delémont 104 (39)
2000–2001 FC Zürich 18 (4)
2001–2002 Highlanders 25 (12)
2002–2003 Moroka Swallows 23 (7)
2003–2004 Dynamos
2004–2005 Free State Stars
National team
1992–2004 Zimbabwe (34[