The South African side actually requested Rovers to provide them with a recognised football agent to negotiate on their (Rovers) behalf on the player’s services. It is now expected that the talks over the player’s proposed move would begin in earnest as ‘Tuks’ coach Gavin Barker has preciously declared his interest in signing the promising Swazi striker.
‘Navara’, who was given this nickname for his lightning pace when leaving defenders at his wake, just like the Navara double-cab on roads, trained with the Pretoria-based side for close to three months last season.
However, he could not be signed as the team had already exhausted their foreign quota limit.
Despite this, Barker indicated in an exclusive interview with this publication that the player would be recalled for further assessment at the end of this season.
True to his words, the striker recently trained with the team where he left another big impression on Barker, prompting the start of clearance talks between these sides.
He trained with ‘Tuks’ alongside his Rovers’ team-mate Lwazi ‘Shana’ Maziya who is also hoping to secure a move to one of the South African professional clubs. Both players also once trained with Wits University who are also believed to be waiting in the wings in case the move to ‘Tuks’ fails. They have also attended trials with another South African top elite side Moroka Swallows.
Rovers’ General Manager Douglas Dladla confirmed that Ndzimandze’s personal affairs were no longer handled by Rovers as he has been signed by the said South African Agency.
“We are happy for the player and we hope that having an agent will make things much easier for him as he negotiates his move to South Africa. We were advised by ‘Tuks’ to get the agent for the player as they are against the idea of negotiating with a team. I must however, stress that the player remains ours for now until his transfer has been fully accomplished,” Dladla said.
The shy-looking striker, who is older brother to Swallows’ striker Mfanfikile ‘Fash’, alluded to the fact that his affairs were now handled by the South African Agency.
“I hope this will mark the beginning of great things to come as I am still optimistic about playing for a South African team,” he said briefly.
Efforts to get comments from Tibla Sports Agency’s representative failed at the time of compiling this report.

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