Former Proteas assistant coach Enoch Nkwe has joined South African side the Lions as a strategic cricket consultant for the next two months.
Nkwe enjoyed a successful spell as head coach of the Lions in 2018, winning two trophies in his first season, while he also won the Mzansi Super League title as coach of the Jozi Stars.
In August 2019, Nkwe was appointed as interim team director of the Proteas, and in December of that same year, was named as assistant under head coach Mark Boucher.
Nkwe resigned from the national team post in August last year citing a difference with the Proteas team culture.
Lions chief executive officer Jono Leaf-Wright said Nkwe was a welcome addition to the provincial side.
“Enoch has proved himself time and time again and has always been an asset and welcomed member of our pride,” Leaf-Wright said in a CSA press release on Saturday.
“This has been several months in the making with me, the team, and Enoch expressing an interest in working together once more.
“Enoch will work with our framework coaches and our system in this space as well as the semi-professional Lions women’s and men’s team.”
‘I hope to help’ – Enoch Nkwe
Nkwe said: “Lions Union have been successful over the last couple of seasons under the leadership of the CEO Jono Leaf-Wright, Head Coach Wandile Gwavu and the rest of the Lions staff.
“We all know that Lions Cricket has the best cricketing system in the country, so I am confident in my decision to be here and hope to help the system reach even greater heights.”
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