Another prominent footballer in fracas with wife


Lily has a sweet face but she can be nasty too. Former Highlanders and FC Platinum creative midfielder, Welcome ‘Waroowa’ Ndiweni had his belongings burnt to ashes early this week by his wife Lily ‘Sweet face’ Banda for allegedly impregnating a ‘small house’. Ndiweni and Banda are customarily married and they reside together in Bulawayo’s high density suburb for Mpopoma.

After learning that her husband had allegedly impregnated another woman who resides in Makokoba, Banda lost her cool and burnt a number of Ndiweni’s belongings including his training kit and football boots” said a source. Ndiweni plays for Bulawayo City FC but has been out of action for the past few weeks owing to a nagging ankle injury.


Another source from the Bulawayo City FC camp added that the ginger haired player missed the team’s Tuesday work out session as he had no training equipment to use.

“It’s true that he has not been making it into the 15-member squad owing to an ankle injury. But on Tuesday he did not train because his training attire was burnt to ashes by his wife,” said the source.

Contacted for comment the couple, who seemed to have ironed out their differences, professed ignorance on their alleged domestic dispute. “There is nothing like that….. My wife is here with me. I have never had marital problems of late besides the ankle injury. You have just made my day,” laughed Ndiweni sarcastically. Interestingly, Ndiweni updated his whatsapp status on Monday to read: Hard times never kill #13 God is watching me” while his profile read: “I need new haters the old ones became my fans” Banda weighed in and said: “Balamanga abantu (people are lying). We are a happy couple and I never did anything to my husband,” she said.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday our sister pape, Dynamos striker Rodrick Mutuma’s property and belongings were looted from his house by his estranged wife’s messengers resulting in the player making a police report. Early last year, we reported that ex Highlanders forward Knox Mutizwa suffered severe burns on his back after an altercation with his wife at his home in Bulawayo’s Pelandaba suburb.