Zimbabwe volleyball coach vying for top Gauteng award

Evergreen Zimbabwean-born volleyball coach, Nkosilathi Moyo, is vying for the top award after being recently nominated as one of the finalists for the Gauteng Sports Awards under the coach of the year category.

Nkosilathi Moyo – finalist in Gauteng Sports Awards coach of the year.
Nkosilathi Moyo – finalist in Gauteng Sports Awards coach of the year.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 7 at Vodaworld and will be broadcasted live on ETV. Last year, Moyo won 16 gold medals, four silver medals and a bronze medal from district level to international level. Three months ago, he scooped the 2014 School Sport Awards under Coach of the Year category when his under 13 boys’ team was chosen as the most promising team.

“It seems the RSA big sporting codes (rugby, football and cricket) are feeling the heat of volleyball, only from one man and I am happy to be short-listed as one of the best,” said a jovial Moyo.

“I am very pleased that I made it to the top three in coach of the year category. I have never achieved such results in my volleyball coaching career as I did last year. I am also glade that I am not the only one benefiting from volleyball. One of my players is a finalist and another won in school sport awards. This has brought competition among players. I was Matabeleland North’s most feared coach, but I did not know that one day I will produce such results in foreign lands and big provinces like Gauteng,” added Moyo, who is a school teacher at Troyville Primary.

He recently led his Johannesburg Spikers team to their first promotion to the topflight Gauteng Volleyball Union league. He was also recently promoted to lead the Gauteng Province’s Under-18 team. He is the Gauteng Volleyball Union Development Director and Gauteng Schools Volleyball Development Officer.

His under-13 boys team has successfully defended the Volleyball SA Inter-provincial Trophy for three consecutive years. All his Under-11 and Under-13 boys and girls were gold medallists at theGauteng Volleyball Tournament against five regions.

His Troyville boys’ team has been unbeaten since 2009 in Gauteng and lost only to KZN in 2012. City of Johannesburg Region F Sport and Recreation officer, Philemon Mogketsi, was quoted in the media praising the Zimbabwean as a rare breed, especially gifted in teaching and volleyball.

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