Johannesburg- Once one of the most promising midfielders in the PSL, Ndumiso Vezi has seen his footballing dream turn into a nightmare he just can't seem to wake from.
According to Sowetan, the Ajax Cape Town midfielder, who used to race past defenders at lightning speed, now sits at home, in deep depression and relying on his father's pension money for survival after a feud with his club turned ugly.
Ndumiso survived a hit and run in 2013, which left him fighting for his life, but just as he was recovering from that experience he was allegedly slapped with a medical bill the club demanded he pay back. This apparently led to an argument with the club.
According to the paper, after two days back at training he got into an argument with an assistant coach, and was told to leave the session. He was later served a letter asking him to vacate his lodging provided by the club.
He returned to his Folweni home in KZN but Ajaz refused to pay him or release him from his contract.
The situation has got so drastic that his family say they fear he may soon take his life out of sheer desperation.
"I just want my papers so that I can play for other teams, as long as I get to work again," Ndumiso laments.
"It is hard for me to get by without an income. I am old and if I get a chance to play I can stand for myself. I want to work for my dad," he cries.