Bafana striker Dino Ndlovu linked with Antalyaspor


Ndlovu’s current Cypriot club, Anorthosis Famagusta, are reportedly ready to cash in on their leading scorer from last season, with clubs in Turkey, Israel, Poland and the Czech Republic showing interest over the last few months.

According to media in Cyprus it is Antalyaspor that are heading the queue, though the recent political unrest and terrorist activity in Turkey may lead Ndlovu to think twice.

Israeli side Beitar Jerusalem have reportedly also showed interest in recent days, with Ndlovu having been left out of his club’s friendly against Aris on July 14 in anticipation of his exit.

Ndlovu scored 18 goals in 26 starts for Anorthosis last season, the best of his career to date.

Whether he would be keen to return to Israel, where he played previously for Bnei Yehuda and Maccabi Haifa with success, remains to be seen.

It would not only be a step sideways in his career, but he also had an ugly fall-out with Maccabi fans before he left the club.

Antalyaspor finished ninth in the Turkish topflight last season and are from the city of Antalya. They are coached by Portuguese national José Morais, a close associate of Jose Mourinho who worked as an assistant coach at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea under his countryman.

Antalyaspor have never won a major trophy in their 50-year history.

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