The North-West Football Soldier

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Across the length and breadth of the North West Province, one name is synonymous with football development and scouting—Coach Bahedile ‘Mzambiya’ Ganabo.

In line with the work of FARPost Technical Study Group (TSG), it is our fundamental objective to pay tribute to football soldiers like Coach Mzambiya.

1. Who is Coach Mzambiya?

Bahedile Ganabo was born on the 16th October 1972 in a rural area called Ditlading near Schweizer-Reneke. He started school at Seanokeng Primary School and completed his Matric at Ipelegeng Secondary in 1993.

2. Academic and Coaching history

Coach Mzambiya started his soccer coaching career under the wise tutelage of Zipho Dlangalala and Ted Dumitru in 2000 in Durban at the Natal University of Technology. and completed SAFA Level 2 Coaching Course in 2010.

Through training from the SAFA related courses, Coach Mzambiya has managed to coach and develop some of the best players from the province.

3. Further training

The support from the National Association and the provincial PEC has facilitated that Coach Mzambiya continues his further advanced education. He successfully completed the SAFA Instructors Coaching Course in 2014, and later studied and completed Moderation through SASCOC at Assessment College in 2014.

4. Coaching experience

His coaching experience includes leading teams in the old Castle Regional league. Through his hard work he has achieved a rare distinction of leading and promoting all the teams he coached to the SAFA Second (ABC MOTSEPE League). Some of the teams he coached include AC MILAN FC, Snara FC and AL’S PUK Tawana from 2006-2010.

During the amalgamation of the Als Puk Tawana and Mamelodi Sundowns Development Academy, he was reunited with Dumitru and Dlangalala.

Besides producing the provincial talent in the province and spearheading the technical-tactical programme, Coach Mzambiya has recently completed an International Scouting Course through the renowned Sports Management Worldwide Company in 2019.

5. Extended coaching

Since 2014-2017 Coach Mzambiya was tasked to be the Provincial Scout of Sundowns in the North West. In addition he was tasked by SAFA to work as the North West Provincial Technical Officer of SAFA, a position he held from 2018-2020.

He regularly hold coaching courses, seminars and workshops in and around the province, and continues to shine the light of his supporters and leadership bright.

By FARPost Technical Study Group

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