Zim volleyball coach up for SA top award

Ever-green Zimbabwean volleyball coach Nkosilathi Moyo is vying for a top South African award after he was nominated for the Coach of the Year award.

Nkosilathi Moyo

Nkosilathi Moyo

This is the first timehe has been nominated for the National Sports Award. In recent years Moyo has won 23 gold medals, four silver medals and two bronze medals.

His Troyeville primary school under-13 boys’ team were also nominated as the finalist for the Most Promising Team of the year, while two of his players were announced as finalists for Sportsman of the Year and Most Promising Team of the Year respectively.

“For me to be nominated alone for a top SA award is the greatest achievement,” said Moyo, who is the head coach and Director of Johannesburg Spikers Volleyball Academy and Troyeville primary school head coach.

Over weekend, Moyo also won the American International School of Johannesburg Volleyball Tournament.  In the last two years Moyo, who is also the head coach for Gauteng Province under-19 boys squad, has been awarded the Gauteng School Sport Awards Coach of the Year.

Early this year, his school  was crowned the South African Volleyball national champions after they  represented Gauteng province in the  national school sports championship and successfully defended the trophy they have previously won three times in four years.
Lat year in December, Moyo’s three school teams (Troyeville Primary) volleyball under 11 girls, under 11 boys and under 13 boys won Gauteng provincial championship.

In November he victoriously led his four Troyeville teams in their fight for a ticket to South Africa’s national volleyball games.
His team remains unbeaten in Gauteng since 2009 and only lost once nationally, to KwaZulu-Natal in the national finals in 2012.

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