Ndlovu keeps his feet on the ground

Ndlovu, who is arguably the Team of Choice’s best player this season, has been included in Stuart Baxter’s side for the upcoming four nations tournament which features Bafana, hosts Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola.

He’ll have an opportunity to show what he can do when the international week gets underway.

“I’m more than excited, it’s really a dream come true. But it’s not the end, it’s just the beginning and I still have a long way to go,” Ndlovu told the Maritzburg website.

“There are a lot of players challenging to get into the Bafana squad. But I’ve been knocking on the door and it’s a reward for me to get this recognition and it shows my performances have been good.”

Ndlovu, who won the player of the month award for January, gave credit to his teammates for helping him perform as well as he has this season.

“For me to shine like this, it’s because of my teammates. It’s because of the spirit we have in our team, the unity we have. I believe the credit should also go to them, because you know, a candle loses nothing by lighting another one. I’m rising because of them,” he said.

“The coach [Fadlu Davids] is also key to my performances, I know that. He believes in us, he’s there to correct you when needed. He makes sure we maintain the intensity, we maintain the standards, we keep up the bar. I think he’s key to what I have achieved.

“It’s encouraging, we have competition in the team and that’s why everyone is always performing at their best, giving 100 percent. That’s where the consistency comes from,” he concluded.