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Tendari Ndoro and Thando Maseko in happier times. Image via Twitter @economic_rebel.

‘SA women dribbling football boys’: Is Tendai Ndoro a ‘victim of deception’?

After soccer star Tendai Ndoro’s wife seized his assets and kicked him out of his house, it is rumoured by some that she was dribbling him for his money.

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Tendari Ndoro and Thando Maseko in happier times. Image via Twitter @economic_rebel.

Following the news that former Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro lost his house and fleet of luxury cars to his wife, sports journalist Makomborero “Mako Gold” Mutimukulu thinks South African women are dribbling Zimbabwean footballers for their money, via a tweet on 29 October. 


Zimbabwean-born footballer Tendai Ndoro and his estranged wife Thando Maseko had a fallout and she kicked him out of their home. She then went on to seize all of his assets in the process, including his fleet of luxury cars.

How was she able to do this? Tendai’s property and cars in South Africa are registered on Thando’s name. Therefore, she was able to kick him out of their lavish Kyalami Estate home and seize his cars. 

This is not the first controversy the estranged couple have been involved in. In 2018, the footballer was arrested for allegedly strangling his wife and throwing a TV at her. He spent the weekend in jail before he was released on R1000 bail. This was just six months after their traditional wedding.

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Mako Gold thinks that South African women are dribbling Zimbabwean footballers for their money. Tendai was one of the wealthiest Zimbabwean footballers. After playing for Orlando Pirates he was transferred to Saudi Arabian side Al Faisaly in 2017. He was therefore one of the wealthiest Zimbabwean footballers in Limpopo.

However, he has now lost his assets to his estranged wife. This led Mako Gold to believe that Thando was only in it for the money and he should have known better.

He went on to compare Tendai to Zimbabwean footballer Francis Shonhai who played in South Africa for AmaZulu and Cape Town spurs. He was at one point, the highest paid Zimbabwean-born player across Limpopo. However, when he passed away in 2006 he was reportedly “broke”. It is unclear whether he lost his money to a South African woman as well. 

“From the days of Francis Shonhai to Tendai Ndoro these South African women are dribbling our football boys with the same skill. Side footing their way to the $$$. Come on guys, same skiri here? Yes we know they are smashing n all but come on,” wrote Mako Gold in a tweet.


“Frail-looking” pictures of Tendai also surfaced on social media. The footballer was so unrecognisable that fans did not want to believe it was him. Take a look…


A source claimed that the reason he is in the situation he is in now, is because of Thando. 

“As you know, Tindo (Ndoro) was married to Thando. But they didn’t have the best of marriages, they were always fighting. Despite that, he registered the house he had here in South Africa and the luxury cars they had, under the lady’s name,” said a source to Soccer 24. 

“So when they had a fall-out, he lost everything to Maseko, which explains the situation he is in now,” the source continued. 

The situation is said to be so bad that Tendai was offered financial aid by Mpumalanga Black Aces owner Geroge Morfou. He was also reportedly spotted at the Warriors team hotel in October where he is said to have received money from Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba.

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