Moses Wathi
Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

Moses Wathi: How forgotten volleyball hero fell from grace to grass

What you need to know:

  • Wathi's tall and spindly figure belies the stinging attacks and monster blocks that characterised his game during his heydays in the 90s
  • In his first season in 1993, he was called up to the national team for the Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria and surprisingly he made the final squad of 12
  • Things got even worse when he was forced to early retirement in 2006 after being retrenched by his employer Nyeri Posta


Standing at 6ft 7in, it's difficult not to notice Moses “Gosko” Wathi but nowadays he is rarely recognised while strolling through Giakanja, a small town in Nyeri County once considered the hotbed of volleyball talent in Central Kenya.

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