Windhoek – For many soccer stars, life is a story of rags to riches and back to rags again.
But for Namibian yesteryear great Alfred Ndyenge, the story is rather different, though it does involve “rags”. In his case, they are glad rags, as he stiches an after-soccer career in the fashion world.
Ndyenge is the founder of urban wear sportswear brand 6mo9, which he started after a playing career that took him to five European countries and India.
He told The Southern Times Arts, “It’s not easy establishing a brand … and I want to make people realise that the quality we offer is worth it. The dream is not just about Namibia, and I want to use the network I have created to also sell in Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique and elsewhere. I have played soccer with other greats from these countries and we can always use these networks to grow our business ventures.”
He also said, “My main target is to continue producing bulk quality sportswear that competes with international brands, and I believe 6mo9 is quality enough to get shelf space along with the best designer labels.”
Ndyenge is steadily making a name for himself on the Namibian market with his tailor made products for various sports teams and the growth of his urban designer wear.