My name is
Nelson Moss, the youngest of five brothers who were the original
founders of the Wagiya Football Club way back in 1984. The man who names
the team at that time was our brother-in-law Conrad "Faltas" Nolberto.
Wagiya means "We" in Garifuna.
The club was born
simultaneously with the original Turtle Shell Band led by Pen Cayetano.
The Turtle Shell Band and Wagiya Football Club were one; at that time
the band gave Wagiya its cultural identity since the band members were
also part of the team. My eldest brother, Nolbert Moss who is now an
engineer in the US, was responsible for the status in Belizean sport
that Wagiya now enjoys. He was a great coach and a visionary in
management and had produced some outstanding football talent e.g.
Benedict Lopez & Henry Moss.
Wagiya was divided in 1992
after Nolbert migrated to the United States of America. The
sentimental value of Wagiya was too great to be thrown away and so came
the revival in 2004. This renaissance was led by myself, Nelson Moss. I
organized a group of players and executives and in our first year in the
semi-pro league we reached the playoffs. The fans support was tremendous
and Wagiya remain the team of the people.
Moss (Wagiya Owner)
I am presently employed with the Ministry
of Natural Resources at the Lands Department in Belmopan City. I live in
Dangriga so I commute daily to see that my wife Rachel, my son Warren,
my daughter Raenelle and Wagiya are looked after. It's a demanding task
but I would not have it any other way.