DURBAN – The legend of the late Orlando Pirates administrator Lawrence Ngubane lives on after one of the foreign players he recruited recently earned a top-flight contract in Romania.
The name Mahadi Kayondo hardly makes a blip on the South African football radar.
That’s because the 21-year-old Ugandan attacker’s hopes of playing professionally here were dashed following the death of Ngubane before he could finalise trials for the player.
Now Kayondo is awaiting his work permit to play for ACS Poli Timisoara, where he penned a two-year deal.
In part, his rise from the amateur lower division in Uganda to a professional European contract via South Africa is due to Ngubane’s scouting network.