Jimmy Ndhlovu talks playing for both Nkana and Power Dynamos
Nkana and Power Dynamos have long been fierce rivals but from time immemorial, the two Kitwe giants have been ‘very friendly’ when it comes to the transfer window.
From the great Kapambwe Mulenga to striker Douglas Chiwaya to Simon Bwalya and now the current crop of the likes of Kelvin Mubanga, Allan Chibwe, and Joseph Sitali all these players have played for both the Wusakile and Ndeke based outfits.
One player who has featured for the two sides is Kabwe Warriors forward Jimmy Ndhlovu.
The former Red Arrows striker trekked to Arthur Davies Stadium in 2014 on a season-long loan deal. He also spent the first half of the 2015 season at Arthur Davies before Nkana recalled him during the mid-season transfer window.
Ndhlovu, who excelled at Power, struggled to replicate his form at Nkana before making a return to Power dynamos on a permanent deal in 2016.
The ZamFoot Crew caught up with Ndhlovu to talk about life at both Nkana and Power Dynamos. Ndhlovu who confirmed that he has good memories of both teams picked Arthur Davies Stadium as the place where he felt at home the most.
“I think I had some good moments at both teams. At Nkana my best time was when coach Massy (Masauso Mwale) was the coach and we won the league (2013), that time I enjoyed my football after I returned the second time it was very difficult for me because I had a lot of pressure knowing what that I did well at Power,” Ndhlovu told the ZamFoot Crew.
To be honest at power I felt like home, I enjoyed my game and the fans loved me. The passing game suited me a lot and that’s the reason why I scored a lot of goals there.
“I was very sad when I was let go by coach Kaindu but he had his reasons and that gave me a different perspective about football, That officials and coaches will only love you when you are at your best..it’s work and not family. So when you are at your best you need to maximize that time. To sum it all up I enjoyed more at power than Nkana but I also had some good moments at nkana too,” he added.
Jimmy who is currently on song for the magnificent people’s team with 10 goals to his name says he does not regret having come to Warriors at this time and not earlier in his career.
“I have grown up knowing that nothing just happens and everything happens for a reason, So I don’t regret coming to warriors this time, I actually think its the best time because I’m loved by the fans, the coaches, and the officials which is every players dream. The players also respect and help me to become a better player on and off the pitch which is very encouraging,” he said.
The former Kitwe United player also went on to urge the people to stay home and be safe during this time.
“The message is out there, staying home and being safe, observing the WHO rules like observing social distancing and washing hands regularly with soap and using hand sanitizer. It’s just time out not offseason, we shall be back soon and will want to see everyone on the other side,” Ndhlovu said.
Jimmy Ndhlovu has been instrumental for Kabwe Warriors since he joined them in 2018 and played a part in the Zambia national team’s 1-0 win over Malawi in an international friendly match.
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