Former Warriors great Peter Ndlovu is unlikely to take part in today’s Benjani Mwaruwari Testimonial match at the National Sports Stadium, as by yesterday he had not officially received an invitation from the organisers.
On Thursday, the organisers, fronted by spokesman Tsaurai Muzanenhamo, said Ndlovu had played a great role in Benjani’s career and would feature for the Friends of Benjani against the Warriors.
But Ndlovu sang a different tune yesterday: “I think you need to ask Benjani on that because no word has come to me about my participation because some of these things are done by invitation.”
Benjani was not picking up his mobile. Ndlovu is the Under 23 coach. Yesterday, he continued going about his business with the Under 13 boys’ team which played Caps United juniors as part of their preparations for the VW Junior Masters tournament set for Poland next week. The team leaves on Tuesday.
There was also word last night that Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure would arrive late at night, although there was no independent confirmation from the organisers. A press conference, which was set to be hosted by GreenCard, Benjani’s partners, was called off last night and could be staged this morning.