Titans name contracted squad as Jiveshan Pillay exits for Warriors

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The Titans’ contracted squad for the 2023-24 domestic season in South Africa has been announced.

The Titans have contracted seamer Gerald Coetzee from the Knights and wicketkeeper-batsman Rivaldo Moonsamy from Northern Cape.

Seamer Tladi Bokako and batsman Matthew Kleinveldt have also been contracted from the Lions and Knights, respectively.

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“I’m very pleased with the guys we’ve brought in, they are highly skilled and have proven themselves and I have no doubts that they will add value to the squad,” said Titans head coach Mandla Mashimbyi.

“It was important that the players joining us would slot into our plans for the coming season and add to what we’ve been working on here for the last couple of years.”

Batsman Jiveshan Pillay and seamer Okuhle Cele have left the Titans for the Warriors and Dolphins, respectively. Spinner Smangaliso Nhlebela has exited for KwaZulu-Natal Inland.

Titans’ contracted squad for 2023-24 season

  1. Sibonelo Makhanya
  2. Dayyaan Galiem
  3. Gerald Coetzee
  4. Aaron Phangiso
  5. Junior Dala
  6. Neil Brand
  7. Dewald Brevis
  8. Matthew Kleinveldt
  9. Musa Twala
  10. Donovan Ferreira
  11. Aya Gqamane
  12. Corbin Bosch
  13. Tladi Bokako
  14. Lizaad Williams
  15. Rivaldo Moonsamy
  16. Joshua van Heerden
  17. Aiden Markram (nationally contracted)
  18. Dean Elgar (nationally contracted)
  19. Lungi Ngidi (nationally contracted)
  20. Tabraiz Shamsi (nationally contracted)
  21. Quinton De Kock (nationally contracted)
  22. Heinrich Klaasen (nationally contracted)

Titans’ support staff

  • Mandla Mashimbyi (head coach)
  • Richard Das Neves (assistant coach)
  • Mojalefa Sebetlela (physiotherapist)
  • Keagan Moore (Team analyst)
  • Laden Gamiet (Strength and conditioning coach)
  • Karen Smithies (Team manager)
  • Paseka Molebale (logistics assistant)

“I know how much of a stressful period this can be for Mandla and the players and I have to commend him for how well he handles it,” added Titans chief executive officer Jacques Faul.

“The team has done some good work on the field and produced important results, so it was important that the players coming in buy into the bigger picture that we have for the team.”

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