The Limpopo Impala side for the 2023 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola week has been named, with only three players returning from last year’s group. Thus, it will be an exciting time for the smaller province from up north as it sets out to prove its worth at the prestigious event, which takes place in Makhanda from the 16th to the 20th of December.
The fiery quick from Ben Vorster in Tzaneen, Nsuku Mathye, will lead the attack for a second year in succession. At the same time, his counterpart Ruben Vosloo, also from Ben Vorster, will look to lead the way with the willow in hand, as the most experienced batsman in the side, along with Masilo Moremi, from the Mohodi Cricket Club, who was also part of the 2022 team.
Victor Sehata, Mochau Molema and Kamogelo Morema take their place alongside Moremi, giving the Mohodi Cricket Club from Bochum the largest contingent in the squad.
Enock Marima has graduated from last year’s Limpopo u16 team and is joined by his fellow Phalaborwa man Orasio Shillinda as the only representatives from the Phalaborwa Cricket Hub.
Pietersburg Hoërskool has two players – Michael Nel and Driaan Hartslief – who cracked the nod.
The impressive off-spinning all-rounder, Maan Mistry joins the team as the only representative from Merensky Landbou Akademie, while the exciting Jeandre Strydom breaks through as the only representative from Hoërskool Piet Potgieter. Nkowankowa Hub’s Nhalala Malungani will also be heading to the week for the first time.
Limpopo u19: Mochau Molema (Mohodi CC), Victor Sehata (Mohodi CC), Enock Marima (Phalaborwa Hub), Maan Mistry (Merensky), Driaan Hartslief (Pietersburg), Ruben Vosloo (Ben Vorster), Jeandre Strydom (Piet Potgieter), Kamogelo Morema (Mohodi CC), Nhalala Malungani (Nkowankowa Hub), Orasio Shillinda (Phalaborwa Hub), Nsuku Mathye (Ben Vorster), Masilo Moremi (Mohodi CC), Michael Nel (Pietersburg).