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Bantu Rovers

Bantu Rovers F.C.

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Established in 2008, Bantu Rovers Football Club is a professional football club with a strong social mission based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.  The club’s nickname is Tshintsha Guluva, which translates to “A progressive way of doing things.” The club’s mission is to offer the people (“bantu”) a team of professional footballers from every culture and background playing at the highest level fueled by a desire to give back to their communities through the world’s game.

The club’s founder and President is Methembe Ndlovu.  Methembe attended Dartmouth College, played for the Highlanders F.C. and captained the Zimbabwe National Team, and received a prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth in 2010. Methembe is also a founder of Grassroot Soccer, a global non-profit that uses the power of soccer in the fight against HIV and AIDS.  The club’s Honorary President is Peter Grieve.  Peter also serves as a board member of Grassroot Soccer.

Click on the links above for information, updates on the season and more. Bantu is constantly looking for the best talent and additional resources to further its mission.  Please contact us if you would like to join the team!


Bantu players with GRS participants

Bantu Rovers players volunteering at a Grassroot Soccer intervention.