Sipho Lloyd Mathwasa
Sipho was born in 1989 and grew up in the township of Khayelitsha within Cape Town. It was here that his love for soccer began. Playing on the streets with his friends led him to play with the local City Stars club at 8 years old. At age 13, Sipho was selected to play for Salt River Blackpool where he would remain through the U19 level. This team exposed him to the real world of football, one that he was determined to continue to be a part of. However, the realities of his background quickly came to light so after he matriculated. His family needed him for financial support, which meant soccer would have to wait.
Thankfully, his job still allowed him enough spare time to play soccer. Like many others he fell in love playing the new Futsal indoor soccer format and helped manage Youth on the Move for four years. Sipho is facing unemployment just like so many other South Africans, but he is the proud father of two amazing children, a young boy and girl. They have driven him to participate in such an after-school program that will benefit the youth in the community. Currently, Sipho spends his time co-directing Ikasi Soccer School by coaching the leaner’s at Kukhanyile, while also managing the three additional young coaches coaching at Ikasi partnered schools. His warmth, cheerfulness and enthusiasm are invaluable to the leadership team at Ikasi as they strive to build their soccer dream.
In July 2019 he acquired the 4 days After School Practioners Basic Training, conducted by the Western Cape Government and The Learning Trust. December 5th
he won his 1st title with his team “ Kukhanyile Primary School” which inspired him to dream bigger and continue to capacitate himself for a better positive social impact.