Jimmy Kgamadi beats high-profile candidates to Gauteng assistant coach job

File image: Jimmy Kgamadi.

Jimmy Kgamadi will be named assistant coach of Gauteng, ahead of South Africa’s 2021-22 domestic season.

Kgamadi will work under Gauteng head coach Wandile Gwavu.

Former KwaZulu-Natal Coastal head coach Roger Telemachus, former Easterns head coach Richard Das Neves and coaching consultant Ezra Poole were among the candidates to be Gwavu’s assistant.

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Kgamadi was assistant coach at North West for a prolonged period, but resigned last week.

Gauteng have been placed in the first division of the country’s new domestic structure, which will revert to provincial competition later this year. Franchise cricket in South Africa has been dissolved.

They have contracted former Proteas fast bowler Duanne Olivier.

Gauteng squad for 2021-22 season

  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Wiaan Mulder
  • Lutho Sipamla
  • Kagiso Rapulana
  • Ryan Rickleton
  • Joshua Richards
  • Sisanda Magala
  • Dominic Hendricks
  • Tladi Bokako
  • Malusi Siboto
  • Duanne Olivier
  • Ruan Haasbroek
  • Tshepo Ntuli
  • Mitchell van Buuren
  • Codi Yusuf
  • Levert Manje
  • Kagiso Rabada (national contract)
  • Rassie van der Dussen (national contract)
  • Temba Bavuma (national contract)
  • Reeza Hendricks (national contract)

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