Johan Muller is leaving his position as the Northerns Cricket Union Operations Manager, to take on an exciting role as the Chief Executive Officer of the burgeoning Cricket Namibia.
Muller leaves after an extensive association with NCU, starting way back in 2003 when he was in the schools, club and private coaching structures, and culminated 16 years later with his pivotal role in the operations department.
In his time, he has seen many a player go on and become an international star, and also seen SuperSport Park, Centurion and the Momentum Multiply Titans develop into major sporting brands.
Muller was also central in the creation of the Coach Education Programme, and was a very strong influence in helping all appointments understand the “Titans way”. He had a wealth of experience and passion, and these are traits that should stand him in very good stead in Namibia.
“Johan has been a tremendous asset to Northerns Cricket Union,” commented Titans Cricket CEO, Dr Jacques Faul.
“His dedication and drive have been exemplary to all who have had the pleasure of working with him. While we are obviously sad to lose such a key player within our structures, we couldn’t be prouder, knowing that he will continue to shine the Sky Blues flag high, and continue to grow this great game of ours,” Faul added.
Muller himself was fulsome in his praise of all the people that he had worked alongside during his distinguished career at NCU.
“I have worked in the Northerns system since 2003, and was a full-time employee for the past eight years. I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who crossed my path,” Muller said.
“The guidance of the current and past NCU boards has steered the company in the right direction for many years. The commitment and selfless sacrifices that they have all made for the NCU are highly valued and respected.
“In Jacques, his passion, innovation and infectiously positive attitude are all hugely admirable. And though many know the hard businessman, I know that those who know him best will attest of his desire to uplift everyone, and his relentless passion to leave this game in a better place. He has been an amazing mentor to me,” Muller continued.
In thanking everyone across the various structures that he was worked in; from every school, club and official who served the game, through to all the NCU staff he worked alongside, as well as his own team in the operations office, Muller re-emphasised the genuine team dynamic that makes the Sky Blues dream come to life.
“I did not expect this day to come. I have met exceptional people within the Northerns structures. People with a passion for cricket and a drive to improve this wonderful game in everything they do. I want to thank you for all the memorable times, ones which I will truly cherish as I embark on my new chapter with Cricket Namibia.”