Shingi Matibiri, Sports Reporter
BULAWAYO – Former Warriors captain Peter Ndlovu missed out on a US$120 000 house gift after demanding that he be paid to attend the unveiling of Sakunda Holdings’ sponsorship of Highlanders and Dynamos.
Chronicle reported a source as saying that the house gift was supposed to be a surprise gift for the Mamelodi Sundowns team manager but Ndlovu’s refusal to attend the ceremony over a US$6 000 appearance fee meant that he missed out on the house.
Said the source:
Peter was invited well on time, but he insisted that he be paid for gracing the function. He wanted about US$6 000 in appearance fees.
The organisers wanted the house gift to be a surprise to him and hence could not let the cat out of the bag.
Even Madinda went thinking he was just a guest, but his younger brother wanted more.
Peter’s brother, Madinda Ndlovu, who is a Highlanders legend and former coach reportedly wept when Sakunda Holdings boss Kuda Tagwirei broke the big news about the house gift.
Sakunda Holdings last month unveiled a US$5.3 million sponsorship for the country’s two biggest football clubs and also gifted a house worth US$120 000 to the late football icon George Shaya’s family and houses worth US$90 000 to Madinda Ndlovu and Moses Chunga.
Peter was also in line to get a similar house to Shaya, but he had to be present for the offer to be extended to him.