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Moreeng will stay on as Proteas women’s head coach

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Hilton Moreeng, who has been head coach of the national side since 2012, was re-appointed on a three-year contract.

Hilton Moreeng will continue as the head coach of the Momentum Proteas womens team for another three years. Picture: Gerhard Duraan / BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Hilton Moreeng will continue as the head coach of the Momentum Proteas women’s team.

The announcement by Cricket South Africa Director of Cricket Graeme Smith, was made during a tele-press conference on Wednesday. 

Moreeng, who has been head coach of the national side since 2012, was re-appointed on a three-year contract.  

Under Moreeng’s leadership, the women’s team has evolved into a competitive unit on the global stage.

Some of the team’s highlights were:

–         Reaching the semi-finals of both the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup (2014 and 2020) and the ICC Women’s World Cup (2017).

–         A historic 3-0 One-Day International whitewash over New Zealand in January

–         A third-place finish (25 points) behind Australia (39) and England (27) in the ICC Championship

–         Gaining automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup.

Under coach Hilton Moreeng’s leadership, the SA women’s cricket team has evolved into a competitive unit on the global stage. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Moreeng thanked CSA for their confidence in him.

“To be given the chance to work with the women’s team again is an exciting opportunity,” said Moreeng. 

“When I first started, we had a number of young players with a lot of potential, now they’ve matured and have shown that they can compete with the best in the world. The next step is to make sure we compete for a top three world ranking with the aim of winning silverware for South Africa.” 

The Momentum Proteas Women Management team is: 

Hilton Moreeng (Head Coach), Sedibu Mohlaba (Manager), Zane Webster (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Tshegofatso Gaetsewe (Team Doctor), Molebatsi Theletsane (Physiotherapist).

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