Cricket South Africa’s Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl believes Enoch Nkwe is just what the doctor ordered for the national team.
CSA announced over the weekend that the Lions boss will take charge of the Proteas team for their upcoming tour of India next month.
And Van Zyl is adamant that the new interim Team Director will bring the balance needed to get the Proteas back to the top in world cricket.
Van Zyl explains: “We are pleased to announce Enoch Nkwe as the interim team director of the Proteas for the tour to India.
“His appointment is as a result of his merits and balanced approach and is someone who compliments the direction that will be taken by the team going forward.”
Cricket South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of @EnochNkwe as the interim Team Director for the Standard Bank Proteas for the upcoming T20 and Test Series against India, starting on September 15. #ProteasTeamDirector pic.twitter.com/nD3h2elraE— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 9, 2019
Nkwe who steered the Jozi Stars to the inaugural Mzansi Super League title at the end of last year, also won the T20 Challenge and the 4-Day competition with the Lions in his first season as coach.
The 36-year-old says of his appointment: “It is a tremendous honour and privilege to lead the Proteas as the interim team director.
“It is a special moment for me and my family and I will do my best to make a difference in this interim period.
“I am extremely excited about the challenge that lies ahead and am looking forward to meeting all players and staff.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lions team and staff for the CSA award. Everyone has been incredible throughout the season @HighveldLions officialcsa joburgcityford @CricketAgent_SA, family, fans,… https://t.co/iduPAAmfec— Enoch Nkwe (@EnochNkwe) August 6, 2019
“Thanks also to Cricket South Africa for giving me this opportunity and hopefully we will return from India with positive results.”