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Throwback Thursday: Nhlanhla Kubheka

Posted: 2 August 2018 Time: 18:00

From working as a technician at Canon Printers, former Kaizer Chiefs and Ajax Cape Town defender Nhlanhla Kubheka decided he wanted to go into business for himself.

Kubheka is running Qbeka Sports and Mind Coaching, which is a company that focuses on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) life coaching and therapy.

According to his company profile, Qbeka works with professional athletes to maximise their potential and improve performance through personal coaching and effective mental preparation.

Khubeka started NLP and is a life practitioner. He holds qualifications in Advance Sports Management, Life Coaching, Evolved Coaching, Certified-Evolved NLP Practitioner, Stress Biofeedback Practitioner, and Time Paradigm Techniques.

He is also studying to get his coaching qualifications.

“I started in 2012 if I am not mistaken, when I started working with Tefu [Mashamaite]. I left my job and I re-started my brand again. I was working for Canon Printers and another called Blue Carrot, which is a construction company, before that,” Kubheka tells

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, in terms of contributing positively to the current crop of football players. I realised that I need to do something different, from being a football coach to become a life coach. So I studied NLP, so that I can help our football players from a psychological point of view and to also for them to live a different lifestyle to what we had because there are many challenges that they encounter. As former football players, we need to be able to assist in that regard. So I had to acquire that skill.”

He continues: “I have worked with Tefu before and we still keep in touch. I have a desire to assist the current and future generation of football players to deal with their challenges in order for them to achieve greatness and become winners.

Kubheka clearly had plans for life after football and wants to see the current crop of players doing the same by investing their money wisely.

“It’s important to save, to prepare for tomorrow when you find yourself in tough situations, then you know that you invested and prepared for that situation.

“The current players are getting lots of money, so it’s important for them to get advice and get people who can help them invest positively. With the money they are getting, I would advise them to invest in property and investing in themselves by going to school while they are playing. It’s difficult I know, but it’s possible to study while playing football.”

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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