Former Highlanders Football Club duo of Bhekimpilo a�?Bhakhaa�? Ncube and Thabani a�?Kanua�? Moyo officially hung their football boots this week.
A nagging knee injury compelled Ncube (34), to call it quits.
a�?It was because of my distressing left knee injury that I decided to call it a day in a game that gave me fame and little fortune. It was a painful decision but Ia��m walking away a proud man,a�? said the dreadlocked Ncube, a player who boasts of two local Premier Soccer League championship medals.
Ncube, who also played for FC Platinum and Bulawayo City, got his first championship medal in 2010 while he was turning out for the now defunct Motor Action and his second came in 2015 when was doing duty for Chicken Inn.
The towering Moyo (33), a former Zimbabwe youth international who had a playing stint in Cyprus, has taken up a career in coaching.
He mentors Zifa Southern Region Division Two side Sabona Mzilikazi. He is also in charge of SOS Primary Schoola��s Under-9 and 12 football teams.
a�?I have decided to venture into coaching. Ita��s all in an effort to try and give back what I gained in the game of football to the community,a�? said Moyo, a holder of a Level One coaching certificate.
a�?I got my Level One coaching badge in April and I will soon enrol for Level Two. Ita��s a fascinating experience,a�? said Moyo who also turned out for How Mine and Tsholotsho FC at club level.
His twin younger brothers Elvis and Kevin are in FC Platinum books.
Meanwhile, Trianglea��s Courage Denias has also retired from playing football to take up a career in coaching.
Denias who was the longest serving player at Triangle had his bow-out dampened by the 1-0 defeat to Highlanders last Sunday.
a�?We have retired one of our long serving players, Courage Denias. We had hoped to give him a big send-offA� against Highlanders, but that was not to be. All the same, we are happy for him as he starts a new path in coaching.
We will help him as he begins his new role,a�? saidA� Triangle United coach Taurai Mangwiro.
Denias joined The Sugar Boys when they were still playing in the Eastern Region Division One league having spent two seasons at Caps United.
He helped Triangle gain promotion into the Premier League.
His career has however, been blighted by injuries which forced him to be on the sidelines, intermittently leading to his retirement.