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Pollen Ndlanya

Pollen Ndlanya
Personal information
Full name Pollen Dumisani Ndlanya
Date of birth (1970-05-22) 22 May 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Daveyton, Gauteng
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Daveyton Highlanders
Daveyton Argentina
Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Kaizer Chiefs 4 (1)
1991–1993 Manning Rangers 66 (24)
1994–1996 Kaizer Chiefs 54 (27)
1996–1998 Göztepe 26 (5)
1998–1999 Bursaspor 25 (7)
1999–2000 Amazulu 9 (6)
2000–2002 Orlando Pirates 48 (23)
Total 232 (93)
National team
1996 South Africa U-23 1 (1)
1997–2001 South Africa 29 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pollen Ndlanya (born 22 May 1970 in Daveyton[1]) is a retired South African footballer who played as a striker.

He played for Kaizer Chiefs, Manning Rangers, Bursaspor, Göztepe,[2] Amazulu and Orlando Pirates.

He also played for South Africa national football team at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.[3]


Kaizer Chiefs

After training with Chiefs for 2 hours Jeff Butler recommended that Ndlanya should be signed. He was spotted by Ryder Mofokeng at the Toyota U21 Championship in the Daveyton Highlanders vs Kaizer Chiefs match in 1991. He scored a header on debut against Pretoria Callies. His second spell at Chiefs after Manning Rangers proved to be more productive where he scored 9 goals in 2 games, 5 against Manning Rangers and 4 against Total Aces.[1]


He had had difficulty coping in Turkey he couldn't communicate with teammates but only his coach and South African teammate, Gordon Mill and Fani Madida.[1]

After Retirement

He is a head coach in the Vodacom League and owns a furniture business in Daveyton, Ideal Method Furnishers. He also hosts the Pollen Festive Games annually.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "SowetanLIVE".
  2. ^ "POLLEN DUMİSANİ NDHLANYA". TFF. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  3. ^ Potter NdlanyaFIFA competition record

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