ONE of Zimbabwe’s celebrated footballers, Tendai “Fire” Ndoro, is in partnership with trusted colleagues to set up a foundation aimed at providing financial and material assistance to gifted athletes and under privileged academics.
Named Long Way Up, the project seeks to help out athletes — in all categories of sports — and academics in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
“I have partnered with some trusted colleagues and we have registered a foundation by the name Long Way Up. The aim of this foundation is to provide financial and material assistance to gifted, young, emerging and yet underprivileged academics and athletes (all categories of sports) in South Africa and Zimbabwe,” said the former
Chicken Inn, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Orlando Pirates forward who now turns out for Ajax Cape Town in Mzansi Absa Premiership.
According to a flier that is circulating on social media, the foundation will on 25 March host a night of quiz and fundraising for the under privileged children in the neighbouring South Africa where tickets will fetch R400 for a three-course meal plus drinks.
Tendai is an identical twin brother to Takudzwa who grew up in Bulawayo’s high density suburb of Nketa 8 where they reportedly experienced their fair share of challenges in a bid to establish themselves as some of the country’s football house hold names hence the latest initiative by the former.
On 21 July 2000, the world was charmed by former Arsenal, Portsmouth and Nigerian lanky international Nwanko Kanu when he established The Kanu Heart Foundation.
The charity organisation has metamorphosed into a colossus with great achievements in his home country and international circles. Its primary aim is of “putting back smiles” to the faces of Nigerians and the Africans “Blue children” who are suffering from various heart defects.
Kanu had an open heart surgery in 1996, just weeks after he helped Nigeria win gold at the Olympics.