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Thu Aug 25 13:37:53 SAST 2016

Former Bafana Bafana striker now a prison warder in Mpumalanga

Times LIVE | 22 February, 2016 10:08
Lungisani Ndlela (L) posing with a correctional services colleague.
Image by: Lungisani Ndlela via Facebook

Former Bafana Bafana striker Lungisani Ndlela, who is now making a living a prison warder in Mpumalanga, has been commended for his courage to take up correctional services studies after he disappeared from the limelight.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows and SuperSport United hit-man used to be tightly policed by defenders on the pitch, and is now guarding some of the country’s dangerous criminals in Witbank.

Daily Sun reported that while many have viewed his current situation in sympathy, considering the flashy lifestyle he used to live as a footballer, some see it differently.


Former Bafana Bafana striker Lungisani Ndlela (C) speaking on his mobile phone

His friends have commended him, according to the newspaper.

“Lungi has done well for himself. At least he’s got an income, unlike other former soccer stars who prefer to live on handouts,” one of Ndlela’s friends told the newspaper.

Another friend added: “Lungi is popular in prison as people still recognise him. He’s jolly but takes his job seriously.”

Lungisani could not be reached for comment.


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