After a successful 2022/2023 season, the Momentum Multiply Titans have finalised their squad for 2023/2024 and are looking ahead to another successful campaign.
The contracting period saw a number of player movements with some players saying their goodbyes while others join the Sky Blues.
The most notable additions to the Titans squad are Gerald Coetzee who joins from Itec Knights and Rivaldo Moonsamy, the wicket-keeper batter who re-joins from Northern Cape Heat.
Left-handed batter, Matthew Kleinveldt makes the trip to Centurion from Free State while Joshua van Heerden enrols from East London and Tladi Bokako takes a short journey across the Jukskei joining the Titans from the Lions.
The promise shown by the young right-arm seamer, Matthew Boast, has earned him a rookie contract with the Titans.
Titans head coach Mandla Mashimbyi had this to say on the new acquisitions, “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.”
“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.” Mashimbyi explained.
Comradery is always a key consideration when assembling a squad and Mashimbyi will be satisfied that the chemistry in the Titans changeroom will not be upset.
Just 3 players will be parting the company of the Sky Blues, the first being Okuhle Cele who is returning to play at Kingsmead in Durban and the second is Jiveshen Pillay who will ply his trade for the Warriors in Gqeberha. Smangaliso Nhlebela who was on a high-performance contract will be joining the Tuskers from KZN.
“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. 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.” Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul.
Titans Cricket is happy to welcome our new recruits and wishes them all the best for the 2023/2024 season.
Titans contracted squad 2023/24 season: Sibonelo Makhanya, Dayyaan Galiem, Gerald Coetzee, Aaron Phangiso, Junior Dala, Neil Brand, Dewald Brevis, Matthew Kleinveldt, Musa Twala, Donovan Ferreira, Aya Gqamane, Corbin Bosch, Tladi Bokako, Lizaad Williams, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Joshua van Heerden.
Rookie Contract: Matthew Boast
Nationally contracted players: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Quinton De Kock, Heinrich Klaasen.
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).