Our Team

Coach Thomas Youth Development is ran solely by volunteers. Participation in our programs is completely free, and each team member fulfils their role purely for the joy of making a difference in children’s lives. We don’t earn anything besides respect and appreciation from our community in Masiphumelele.

If you are interested in joining our team, head over to the Contact Us page or message us through one of our social media sites. 

Mthandazo Ndabeni 

Founder, Chairperson & Head Coach

Better known as Coach Thomas, Mthandazo is a well-known face to the community of Masiphumelele. We are all inspired by his story and by his dedication to the kids. His passion for teaching continues to drive CTYD into new horizons. 


Vusumzi Ntshuntsha

Treasurer & Coach

Vusumzi is also the co-founder of Young Stars FC. From the very beginning, his aim has been to take children and young adolescents away from notorious threats and bad habits such as alcohol, drug use, and street crime.

Nonthathu Zimemo

Women’s Sports Director & Coach

Since 2010, Nonthathu has amassed years of experience in coaching girls and young women in sports. Like all of us, Nonthathu strongly believes in gender equality and is continuously striving to ensure that our programs are accessible to all. 

Justin Bailey

Secretary, Coach & Referee 

As the youngest coach at CTYD, Justin is creative, reliable, and a great source of strength thanks to his energetic personality.

Mthandazile Dubula

Human Resource Manager & Coach

Mthandazile starting out as a proud father watching his son play soccer as a member of CTYDHe soon became more than just his son’s fan; he grew into a role model and source of inspiration for all the kids.  

Charlene Bailey

Vice Treasurer

Charlene witnessed several young people in Masiphumelele fall into lives defined by drugs and street crime. Her concern compelled her to join CTYD, helping create safe and positive activities for youth to engage with.  

Mawande Majiya

Juniors’ Football Coordinator

Mawande was once himself a student of Coach Thomas. As such, he is regarded as a legend by the younger players; a source of experience, knowledge, and inspiration. 

Lwandiso Mfanta

Marketing Manager

Lwandiso was personally asked to join our team at CTYD, and he has become a crucial part to our success. He is a real hiking enthusiast – always first to the top –  and a proud father who is excited to see his children join our programs soon.