Cricket players, a paralympic gold, bronze and silver medalist and nine-time Boston Marathon winner, Ernst van Dyk and cricket coaches were among the guest speakers at the seminar held in Port Alfred from 03rd to 06th July 2014.
Zideba was honoured with the award after countless hours of hard work and dedication to the programme. Zideba said receiving the award was a great honour.
"It is nice to know that the hard work I have put in is recognised. I am really happy about the award and I am proud of the work I have done for WPCA particularly the KFC Mini Cricket programme. It is indeed an honour for me to be given this award by Cricket South Africa (CSA)."
Zideba added that the award allowed him to finish his career at the Association and as the KFC Mini-Cricket Co-Ordinator on a high note as he left the programme for a better job opportunity.
“I hope the KFC Mini-Cricket programme will continue to produce stellar players and I hope those involved will keep up the hard work.”
The seminar attracted 154 coaches and Co-Ordinators from across the country, where the past season was reviewed and planning for the next season was done. The seminar was lauded as a success by those in attendance.
Proteas U-19 World Champion Sibononelo Makhanya reportedly said that being at the seminar took him back to his mini-cricket days. His team mate Yaseen Valli was also at the seminar, as was The Unlimited Titans’ head coach, Rob Walters and Proteas’ players Marchant de Lange and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.