What you need to know about the new Proteas coach

England bowling coach Ottis Gibson will assume his new role as head coach of the Proteas from mid-September.

This follows the Proteas 3-1 test series defeat against England earlier this month.

The 48-year-old took over as England bowling coach in 2007 before leaving his post to take over as the West Indies head coach and guiding them to the 2010 T20 World Cup, the 2011 Cricket World Cup and then to victory in the 2012 T20 World Cup.

Eyewitness News (EWN) Sports reporter Morena Mothupi shared some more details with Ray White, about the head coach.

He says while little is known about him, this may be a good thing.

To be fair a lot of people don't know much about him and that may bring pros and cons to the situation, but I think with the Proteas sitting where they are sitting right now, it is not a bad idea to bring in someone new with different ideas.

Morena Mothupi, EWN sports reporter

He says everyone is invested in the new appointment.

We will see whether or not he can take us to different heights.

Morena Mothupi, EWN sports reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio...


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Ottis Gibson tipped to take over from Russell Domingo

Ottis Gibson tipped to take over from Russell Domingo

After four years at the helm, it looks like Russell Domingo will no longer coach the Proteas.

 Proteas women exceeded expectations in World Cup

Proteas women exceeded expectations in World Cup

The English beat South Africa by a narrow two wickets to secure their final spot in front of capacity Lord’s crowd this weekend.

Difficult start as Proteas play second test against England

Difficult start as Proteas play second test against England

Stephen Grootes spoke to cricket commentator Jeremy Fredericks.

Proteas caught between a rock and a hard place ahead of their Friday game

Proteas caught between a rock and a hard place ahead of their Friday game

The Proteas face the English squad in their second test on Friday without Kagiso Rabada or their coach.

'I want to lift the trophy with the boys in 2019'- AB de Villiers

'I want to lift the trophy with the boys in 2019'- AB de Villiers

Batsman AB de Villiers spoke to Xolani Gwala about his future and the Proteas support and awareness for breast cancer.

Popular articles
"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...