CSA has announced Proteas coach Ottis Gibson’s support staff, which includes Warriors coach Malibongwe Maketa as assistant coach.
Other senior appointments are former Proteas player Dale Benkenstein, who takes up the position of batting coach in a partnership with Hilton College where he continues to be employed, and Justin Ontong as fielding coach.
Claude Henderson remains in his position as spin bowling coach, while Craig Govender succeeds Brandon Jackson as physiotherapist.
Greg King remains in his position as fitness trainer, as does Prasanna Agoram as technical analyst.
‘My first six weeks as head coach gave me a good indication of the areas and resources needed for me to take the team forward,’ said Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson. ‘I’m confident with the coaching support staff we have put together, and believe we share the same vision and understanding required to achieve success in our environment.
‘The coaches are experienced experts in their respective fields and will add value and energy to an already high-performing environment. The Proteas have a well-run and professional setup and I have no doubt that these additions will further enhance that element during my tenure.’
Meanwhile, the board of directors have approved the extension of the contract of team manager Mohammed Moosajee until April 2018.
Two new appointments will have to be made by the board thereafter, as Moosajee has been filling the dual role of team manager and team doctor.
Proteas management staff:
Coach: Ottis Gibson
Assistant coach: Malibongwe Maketa
Batting coach: Dale Benkenstein
Fielding coach: Justin Ontong
Physiotherapist: Craig Govender
Fitness trainer: Greg King
Spin bowling coach: Claude Henderson
Logistics officer: Volvo Masubelele
Media manager: Lerato Malekutu
Security liaison officer: Zunaid Wadee
Technical analyst: Prasanna Agoram