Former provincial cricketer, Lefa Mosena, has expressed excitement at the future of cricket, after recently taking up the position as the head coach of Madibaz Cricket Club at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth.
After matriculating from St Andrew’s School, he represented the Free State and Knights teams. He was also selected for the University Sport South Africa team and the National Academy in 2011. A few years later he moved to Maritzburg, captaining the KZN Inland team from 2015 to 2018 and winning the Twenty20 Africa Cup competition with them.
During his career he obtained a Level 2 coaching certificate and moved into that role at his retirement. “I was looking for a change and to grow my coaching career so I made contact with Madibaz Cricket Club to enquire if there was a coaching opportunity available. What the club wanted to achieve was in line with what I was looking for in terms of innovation and creativity, and also presented an opportunity to further my coaching career,” said Mosena.
He said his coaching philosophy was based on developing players who could think and have confidence in themselves, as well as being adaptable to different situations, acknowledging his mentors who have helped him develop as a coach.
“Our goals at Madibaz will also be to produce individuals who can be good ambassadors for the varsity when they have passed through the system and be proud of having played for the club. I must convey special thanks to Shane Burger, Grant Morgan and Jason Sathiaseelan, who mentored me during my coaching career,” he added.
Madibaz cricket manager, Sipho Sibande, said they were excited to be working with Mosena.
“He is a young coach with a fresh perspective on how to take the game forward. We are a team under construction and believe his knowledge will be crucial in getting this young group of players to the next level. We wish him everything of the best,” he said.
“I’m really excited about the future of Madibaz and am enjoying the young and vibrant group of players here,” concluded Mosena.