For a black kid born in the early 90’s growing up in a location or rural area with a love for cricket, Makhaya Ntini was more often than not their early inspiration. If you could pick up any small circular object that resembled a cricket ball, in your head you were immediately Ntini, while charging…

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An East London-born Freelance Sports Journalist Yolulwe Qoshe, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media from Rhodes University acquiring it in 2017, specializing in Radio and Multimedia.He then took his first steps into a media house in 2014, with his first internship stint at the Daily Dispatch, the premier newspaper publication of the Eastern Cape, resulting in his maiden published article. Through two more internships and a brief freelancing stint, he would go on to have 19 more published articles by the Dispatch including articles featuring Anaso Jobodwana, Lutho Sipamla, Sokwakhana Zazini, Thando Ntini, Siphos Montsi, Sintu Manjezi and Sibahle Maxwane. He also earned two backpage stories in one week, to take his overall tally to three for the Publication.He attributes the polishing and nurturing of his writing skills to his three-year stint at Grocott’s Mail, Makhana’s premier newspaper, as well as the oldest independent newspaper in South Africa. In his maiden year at the publication he won its first ever Sports Writer of the Year award in 2015. In 2016 he was promoted and given the extra responsibilities of being a mentor to the new and young journalists at the publication. He then extended his duties into being a Master of Ceremonies for events related to the publication, to great responses. 2016 also saw him entering the professional sports sphere, as he covered Vodacom Super Rugby games involving the Southern Kings and Currie Cup matches involving the EP Kings. Qoshe would then lead Grocott’s Mail Sport into the visual era, as he was the first to pitch the idea and then following through with presenting and reporting on visual content and launching the publications YouTube channel and subsequently growing the publications social media presence in the process. Additionally, he has been published six times on the Soccer-Laduma “Get Published” feature, a feature he still has the views record in at the last time of checking, (over 100,000) on his first published video on the site.He also boasts interviews with the likes of Springboks Scara Ntubeni and Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scotland international Allan Dell, Yaw Penxe, Vincent Tshituka Khwezi Mona, Onke Nyaku, Kholo Montsi, Luxolo Adams, Sinethemba Qeshile, Abongile Nonkontwana and Schalk Fereira. Since June 2020 he has been a member of the Grit Sports family, where he produces exclusive Eastern Cape centered features, profiles and hard news and investigative stories.