Former provincial player Lefa Mosena has taken over as the new coach of the Madibaz Cricket Club, making the transition from a playing career which ended last year.
The 32-year-old batsman-wicketkeeper, who played for the Knights, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal Inland, started on July 1 and is keen to make a difference to the club.
“A lot of emphasis will be placed on improving our performances at our national weeks and competitions,” said Mosena.
“The upliftment and support of our ladies’ team is also an issue that is high on the priority list.”
After retiring from active cricket, Mosena said he was looking for an opportunity to develop his coaching career when he became aware of the Madibaz post.
“What the club wanted to achieve was in line with what I was looking for in terms of innovation and creativity, and also presented an opportunity to further my coaching career.”
He said his coaching philosophy was based on developing players who could think and have confidence in themselves, as well as being adaptable to different situations.
“Our goals at Madibaz cricket will also be to produce individuals who can be good ambassadors for the varsity when they have passed through the system and be proud of having played for the club.
“I’m really excited about the future of Madibaz cricket and am enjoying the young and vibrant group of players here.”
Madibaz Sport cricket manager Sipho Sibande said they were excited to be working with Mosena.
“He is a young coach with a fresh perspective on how to take the game forward,” he said.