Cricket scorer aims high

Nokuthula Mpofu (42), a scorer with the Zimbabwe Cricket Umpires, is determined to go far.

“Sithembile Nsingo, a prominent cricket scorer, encouraged me to join her in the administration of cricket, after realising my commitment to the game,” she told The Zimbabwean recently.

Already a qualified sports administrator, Mpofu said she was determined to study further so that she could go international with her career.

“I have already acquired a C Grade certificate in sports management from a local private college and I am now pursuing Grade A. The qualification is very broad and covers aspects of sport from marketing, development and administration to corporate social responsibility, coaching and sports hospitality,” she added.

“Discipline and respect keeps me in the cricket field and I am really enjoying it. Each day brings something new, but I work with a very supportive organisation and that builds my confidence. There is still a lot for me to learn, but I am getting there.”

She encouraged the youth who want to follow her steps to first volunteer in their chosen field to gain experience and make their break.

“Workplace experience is invaluable and helps you prove that you are passionate. It does not hurt to work for a few months without pay. It instead, gives you a chance to build a good performance record.”

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