Ntando Tsambo was born in Soweto, South Africa in 1981 and moved to the United States in 1990. Started playing in the Okolona Youth Soccer Association in 1991 and then moved on to play at Bon-Air Soccer Club from 1991-1992. In 1992 he joined Javanon Soccer Club which was then an OCYSA affiliate. He played for Javanon from 1992-1999 with the ’81 boys team. As a member of the ’81 Boys team he won the State Cup 4 years in a row from 1993-1997. That team ended up reaching the Midwest Regional semifinals 3 years straight until eventually becoming Regional Champions in 1997. His ’81 Boys team went on to win the 1997 Snickers National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona and became the first ever National Champion from Kentucky. The ’81 Boys also managed to put up a 44-2-2 record that soccer calendar while also winning the Fair Play Award at the USYSA National Championships. He then went on to play college soccer for UNC-Charlotte from 1999-2001, St. Louis University 2002-3003, and at Lindsey Wilson College from 2003-2004, where his career was cut short by an ACL injury before his final season of eligibility.
He currently hold a USSF “C” Coaching License and coached at Javanon Soccer Club from the Fall of 2004 up until the Winter of 2017. He has coached all age groups from 5-20 year olds during his tenure at Javanon Soccer Club where he was able to be a part of beginning the first comprehensive Winter Training program at the club level in 2008. He has coached both boys and girls teams for several of the years he was at Javanon. Won 4 State Cup titles(2 Girls, 2 Boys) and have had scores of former players play and complete their careers at the College Level. He also had the fortune of coaching the 1992 Boys to their first State Championship in 2007 and went on to coach the 1991 Boys to the 2009 National Championship in Boston, Massachusetts, where he came in as runner-ups. He has thoroughly enjoyed and loved his players and watching them grow and develop into intelligent and technical players in every aspect of the Beautiful Game!
“Development of Individual skills, techniques, and Play Idea are essential to becoming a tactically Sound and well-rounded soccer player.”