By Amanda Msimango
The Warriors have announced former Proteas fast bowler, Mfuneko Ngam as the teams new Assistant Coach.
Ngam, is from the Eastern Cape and has played for the Warriors as a formidable fast bowler. At his first press conference, Ngam said, “It is great to be back home” and he can’t wait to get started with the job at hand. He has a level 4 qualification in cricket and was previously head coach for JV/CSA HP Programme and started a cricket academy in Motherwell which today has transformed into a Regional Performance Centre.
Having watched the Warriors very closely in the 2017/ 2018 season, Ngam lauds the good work that the team has done in the previous season. “For me, I have been watching the Warriors, the way they play the game, the culture, the belief they have, its just for me to add in terms of working hard with the coach and making sure that the structures below… have the qualities that we’re looking for”.
From afar Ngam, has noticed the “self-belief the guys have amongst the team” and how the cricket world “is starting to notice and everyone is watching” the Warriors.
Further, Ngam wants to use his expertise as a fast bowler to enhance the Warriors bowling department and bring in “older guys like Basheer Walters and Andrew Birch to help the younger guys like Sipamla and Langa”.
At his first ever Warriors press conference Ngam, reiterated the fact that he is “excited to be back home” and “can’t wait to get started”.