Former cricketer Makhaya Ntini to work for Nigeria Cricket
Ntini's inclusion is expected to be a massive boost for Nigerian cricket.
Updated - Apr 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Makhaya Ntini had been rated among the most dynamic fast-bowlers of his generation owing to the pace and bounce he generated from tracks across the globe. H had also played a couple of seasons for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently, the former South African pacer has decided to contribute to the Associate nations.
As per reports in channelstv.com, Ntini will join the Nigeria cricket team as a Technical Consultant. They are scheduled to play the African Cricket Association (ACA) tournament as well as the International Cricket Council (ICC) sub-regional T20 qualifier. Uyi Akpata, the Vice President of the Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) expressed his delight on the veteran’s selection.
“Impressed with the talents”- Makhaya Ntini
“We have a number of things going well for Cricket now and the inclusion of Ntini to our technical team would be a big boost to those developments. A good outing at ICC sub-regional T20 qualifier that we are hosting from April 14th to 21stis also a key deliverable that his coming will help our team with, ”Akpata was quoted as saying in a recent interaction with the media.
Meanwhile, the former Proteas pacer also sounded excited about the quality of cricketers he would be working with. “I want to appreciate the Nigerian Cricket Federation who invited me and based on what I have seen in the last few days, I am impressed with the talents I met on ground,” Ntini said to the journalists.
The Cape Province-born cricketer also mentioned the month of April as crucial and pledged to come out trumps in the tournaments. Also, he will be conducting a two-day training for young and talented fast bowlers in the country. Moreover, he also signified the importance of developing Nigerian cricket from the grass-root level and making them a force in international cricket.