Introducing the Coach

Introducing the Coach

I believe that at an appointed time God does his will to his best purpose. I was born on 5 April 1982, the first born in a family of five with a single sister. I did not know that one day I would leave my family and stay far from them and have another loving family again.I grew up in a Methodist church and later went to a Pentecostal church called ZAOGA in the small town of Chinhoyi, 88 kilometres north of Harare. After school I went to Bindura University and graduated with a BSc Honours in Computer Science in 2007.
Given the education meltdown and economic collapse, I decided to leave Zimbabwe after my studies. Malawi was my first option and I stayed there for six months, lecturing at a college and starting a small computer business. When this did not work out, I left for South Africa in April this year. I arrived in Cape Town, where I went through a tough time as an asylum seeker at the foreshore (outside the Old Home Affairs buildings). I stayed there for three months without getting asylum papers due to the serious corruption by the so-called rastas (who elicit bribes from desperate asylum seekers). I eventually got my asylum just before the xenophobic attacks. I was subsequently brought to St Joseph’s and then to RUC, (ironically, my first nights under a roof in Cape Town), where I stayed for a month. When the church reintegrated refugees, I was taken in by the Shay family for two weeks.

I am now excited to be heading up RUC's soccer ministry. Really, life is like a ball. It rolls and you never land at the same point again. Many thanks to the RUC family for their overwhelming support that brought me to where I am today.