• Nkwe sees magnitude of ‘massive’ Titans clash

    Coach Enoch Nkwe is confident the Lions will welcome an opening 2019 One-Day Cup victory against the Titans in Potchefstroom on Wednesday.

    The Lions currently occupy last position in the tournament’s six-team standing after two defeats and as many no-results.

    They lost to the Dolphins and Cape Cobras – and shared washouts with the Warriors and Knights.

    ‘I know on the log it says we’ve played four, but we had those two rained-out games, which didn’t help us at all. Out of the two games actually played we saw some good cricket, so from my side I’m fairly patient in terms of the results,’ said Nkwe.

    ‘We’ve just got to keep believing in the things we are trying to achieve as a team and ensure that we’re ready when we hit that corner, to be able to grab that opportunity and get on a roll.

    ‘We have to continue doing what we know has been working and look to improve on the areas that we haven’t quite nailed down.’

    The Titans, meanwhile, are in fourth place. They beat the Knights and were defeated by the Dolphins.

    ‘This game is massive. It’s the derby and no-one is going to hold back. We know that the Titans are a massive outfit and we have to make sure we’re ready for the challenge,’ added Nkwe.

    ‘Experience tells me that you never panic. It takes just one game to get the ball rolling and to build some momentum. We want to win every game and we need to make sure to bring our A game to each and every one of the remaining matches.’

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