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Best Foreign Striker - Ngaduane (No. 9)

Posted: 27 July 2015 Time: 21:33

KickOff.com’s Lovemore Moyo is counting down the top 30 foreign strikers to have played in the PSL, with Bunene Ngaduane coming in at number 9.

Vitinho (No. 30) - Pepe (No. 29) Nechironga (No. 28) - Brockie (No. 27) - A Ndlovu (No. 26) - Niang (No. 25) - Amougou (No. 24) - Nkhatha (No. 23) - Mamale (No. 22) Laffor (No. 21) - Tualibudine (No. 20) - Malajila (No. 19) - Chamanga (No. 18) - Ithier (No. 17) - Gorowa (No. 16) - Mrewa (No.15) -Katongo (No. 14) - Mushekwi (No. 13) - P Ndlovu (No. 12) - Mushangazhike (No. 11) - Jose Torrealba (No. 9)

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9 - Bunene Ngaduane

Raw power, muscle and physique were the hallmarks of this man who arrived from the then Zaire (now DR Congo) back in 1993. An earth-moving, bulldozer-like frontman! His approach reminds one of legendary yesteryear African forwards Tony Yeboah and the late Rashidi Yekini, with the slight difference being that Ngaduane was a lot more busy on the field.

Ngaduane was easily noticeable with the white wristbands and a plaster on his cheekbone whenever he played. By the time the PSL started in August 1996, Ngaduane had already scored 45 goals in 68 games for QwaQwa Stars and masterminded the club’s 1994 Coca-Cola Cup success. He actually returned from a spell with Ankaragucu in Turkey during the second half of the inaugural PSL season, chipping with five goals at the tail end of that campaign.

Quick and alert to any opportunity that arose in the penalty box, Ngaduane then sent reminders of who he was the following season with 11 goals to his name before stepping up a gear to 15 in 1998/99 campaign.

The next season the goals dried up, registering just four to his name before moving to Moroka Swallows where he scored just once. Next up was a move to Spartak in the First Division before he dropped down to the third tier at Luso Africa, where he would eventually hang his boots in 2005.

Had he been born 10 years later, Ngaduane would surely have done much more damage in the PSL than he did. He now lives and works in Gauteng.

 

Article by: Lovemore Moyo
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