Cricket: Lions appoint Toyana

2011-08-05 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The Highveld Lions have acquired the services of a new assistant coach, Geoffrey Toyana.

Toyana was born in Soweto and formerly played for Transvaal, Gauteng, Easterns and the Titans.

After retiring from playing, Toyana was appointed as head coach for the provincial team at Easterns Cricket Union and has since also been the assistant coach to the South African U19 team, various SA “A” XIs, and also more recently the SA Emerging Players team that toured Australia with the bizhub Highveld Lions head coach, Dave Nosworthy.

“I’m excited to be home! I’m looking forward to working with the team and it’s good to now be based at the very same place where everything started for me,” said Toyana.

The team have just completed the first of their practice matches against the CSA National Cricket Academy in Pretoria where a more than favourable draw was achieved.

The team depart for Port Elizabeth to play a series of pre-season matches against the Chevrolet Warriors and will play the Dolphins from September 13 to 16. — Sport24.

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