Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s KFC Mini-Cricket Kids to challenge Proteas

South Africa

The biggest tour of the summer is upon us and KFC is proud to announce Nomandi Junior Secondary School from Mthatha as the Proteas’ first opponents in the action packed 2015/16 KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour.  

Nomandi will be hosting and taking on the Proteas after being drawn as the first winners of the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour competition.

Mike Middleton, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC South Africa comments, “At KFC we take pride in the fact that we are able to get kids active and bring them closer to their cricketing heroes through KFC Mini-Cricket.  We extend our congratulations to Nomandi Junior Secondary School, it will be a once in a lifetime experience for the kids and I am confident they will do KFC proud in their match against the Proteas.”

Eastern Cape cricketing legend and KFC Mini-Cricket coach, Mfuneko Ngam, who will be helping Nomandi Junior Secondary School prepare for their match-up against the Proteas, payed the school a surprise visit to announce the fixture and to treat them to an impromptu training session.

Ngam commented, “I am honoured to take on the role of KFC Mini-Cricket coach to Nomandi Junior Secondary School.  Having had a first look at my team at today’s training session it is clear that they have some immense talent in their ranks and I am sure that we will be giving the Proteas a good run come the 29th October.”

The match-up at Nomandi Junior Secondary School will be the first of four games making up the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour with further matches taking place in Durban; Johannesburg and Cape Town.  In addition to Ngam, KFC have also signed-up legendary cricketers Graeme Smith and Neil Mckenzie who will also serve as KFC Mini-Cricket coaches during the Tour.

The fixture between Nomandi Junior Secondary School and the Proteas will take place on the 29th October 2015 and Proteas star batsman JP Duminy believes both teams will be eager to gain an early lead in the series.

“It’s going to be a long tour but the Proteas are up for the challenge.  We won’t be underestimating the KFC Mini-Cricket kids from Nomandi Junior Secondary School but we are confident of taking an early series lead come game 1 in the Eastern Cape.”

The Proteas play Nomandi Junior Secondary School at Khaya Majola Oval, Mthatha on 29th October 2015 at 2pm. The event is open to the public.  Come down and support the Eastern Cape’s KFC Mini-Cricket kids and get closer to your heroes, the Proteas. 

Three spaces are still up for grabs for your primary school’s or cricket club’s KFC Mini-Cricket team to host and take on the Proteas.  Dial *120*7535# or visit now to enter.