Central Gauteng Lions President, Jack Madiseng, congratulates his team on Africa T20 Cup Win
The Central Gauteng Lions were victorious this past weekend and crowned the Africa T20 champions. A landmark victory as it was the first time the Johannesburg team got to raise the trophy since the tournament’s inception three years ago. Coach, Sandile Masengemi, and his team had an almost perfect record going into the finals, losing only one of their pool games vs Northerns, after having already qualified for the play-offs.
An excellent start with the ball reduced their final opponent, Border, to 130 runs. It was not smooth sailing however for the batting line-up’s response, it was a nail-biting finish in the final overs with a special performance by Nono Pongolo to get the team over the line.
Greg Fredericks, Central Gauteng Lions CEO commented: “A big congratulations to Sandile and his team! Their success in the #AfricaT20 tournament is testament to the hard work and preparation behind the scenes. We are so proud and look forward to many more trophies from this talented pool of young men.”
“It was a great campaign by the Central Gauteng Lions. It’s been encouraging to see youngsters such as Delano Potgieter, Tumelo Tlhokwe and Nandre Burger put their hands up and contribute to the team’s success. We have a bright future ahead!” added Jack Madiseng, Central Gauteng Lions President.