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More letters on the Ndlovu signing.... 13/08/04
More readers' letters on the record signing of Zimbabwean international striker Peter Ndlovu by Sundowns...

We should be developing our own players

We will be hosting the World Cup in a few years time and the biggest question on everyone's lips is : Will we be able to compete effectively in such a tournament ? another question would be : Which players are going to be playing for us ?

In my opinion, we do have the ability to compete against the BIG guns of world football and we DO have players in the country. The only problem is that these players still need to be found. We need to start unearthing this talent NOW not just before the world cup.

I was very shocked to learn that Mr Motsepe splashed out a cool R2.5 Mil for Peter Ndlovu and apparently, allegedly the player is going to be the highest paid in the PSL.

Thats a hell of a lot of money. I understand that Sundowns are desperate for trophies but does it do SA football any good when we are spending such amounts for a 32 year old foreigner instead of using this money to unearth young talent?

I believe that if we are to be a great footballing nation, we need to start developing our OWN players. With the financial support of Motsepe, Motaung, Khoza etc we can develop these players.

I think we as South Africans need to start thinking about the future and not just the present, otherwise we will make fools of ourselves at the 2010 world cup.

Sbu C so - Sibusiso Lekhuleni

Sundowns are putting themselves under pressure


Peter is a good player who every club would like to have on their books. But the question is, will be able to handle the pressure that he will get from S.A supporters.

Let us be honest about this - Motsepe is saying he doesn't want to put pressure on the Technical team and players but if you look the pressure is already there because they had set the standard by buying players like Brian Baloyi, Peter Ndlovu and others.

Do you think Brian Baloyi is not under pressure to win something with Sundowns to prove to Chiefs. Yes we can say Sundowns need instant results but we must reserve even for instant failure.

When the team with great players who are earning big money win nothing then you just see the firing of coaches. If Sundowns lose their first league game you will see the supporters reaction.

The last question I have is : Does Peter Ndlovu deserve that kind of money considering is playing in PSL not in England.

If  Mr. Motsepe wants to make Sundowns a big club or a big spender this is the question we must ask our self because if we will look on what money Motsepe has, not what Sundowns will bring then we will be wrong.

Let us wait and see

Zola Citwayo

It is so interesting that Chiefs fans are now questioning the price that Mr Ndlovu is asking, yet they were the ones together with some newspapers who wished Peter would don the black and gold.

The problem with Chiefs is that they think everything in life is cheap as they got Musasa for next to nothing and we all know what a flop he became.
When Brian got an offer from Norway they hindered it because they felt they needed more Euro`s, but when they have to cough up themselves, they start crying foul.

Even great clubs like Madrid , Barca and Man U know that in order to get the results go for the best no matter how high the cost.
Bravo to Sundowns and to Chiefs stop bleating and play with your ammeters.
Mzwakhe Nhlapo

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