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I was captivated by FC Platinum's ambition - Mbongeni Ndlovu

Mbongeni made his PSL debut in 2018 when he was promoted into Highlanders' senior team by the then coach, Madinda Ndlovu.

TALENTED defender Mbongeni Ndlovu says his significant step to join FC Platinum was motivated by his desire to increase prospects of winning a PSL title.

Mbongeni made his PSL debut in 2018 when he was promoted into Highlanders' senior team by the then coach, Madinda Ndlovu.

But winning a PSL title remained elusive for Mbongeni, who is a younger brother to former Bosso star and captain Bekithemba Ndlovu.

Highlanders last won a PSL title in 2006, then under the tutelage of revered coach Methembe Ndlovu.

The combative defender popularly known as 'Mbola' was unveiled by FC Platinum last month after signing a two-year contract.

He was on top of his game in the 2023 season, with several clubs reported to be chasing his services including, and champions Ngezi Platinum Stars.

But he chose the four-time PSL Champions who he believes are a stepping stone for him to land a PSL title medal.

"FC Platinum has been a dominant force for a long time, their vision is clear and they’re transparent in everything," Mbongeni told Standardsport.

"I was captivated by their organizational structure, their ambition, vision and it qualifies what I want to achieve in football.

"As a result, therefore, they were perfect destination for me to grow as an individual and a player.

"The only notable difference (with Highlanders) I have seen as of now is the organizational structure and the club is very professional.

Mbongeni joined Pure Platinum Play camp, along with Brighton Manhire who was also on Highlanders' books

The Bulawayo-born star paid tribute to Highlanders where he honed his skills as a footballer. 

"As you all know I played for Highlanders from developmental level and everything I know about football I learnt it at Highlanders.

"I got the privilege and honour to play and defend the black and white shirt and it was a dream come true for me.

"Every young boy in Bulawayo dreams of that and I was blessed and favoured by the Almighty to fulfill that dream.

"However in life it is of paramount importance to commence a new chapter in life and pursue better opportunities since football has a short career," he added.

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