South African Johan Rudolph Appointed New Cricket Coach

The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has appointed South African born Johan Rudolph as the new coach of the national team.
Justin Ligyalingi, UCA Chief Executive Officer announced the arrival of the new coach in a statement on Friday.

Early last month the cricket body parted ways with former Kenyan international Martin Suji who had handled the team for two years.

Ligyalingi said the new coach is expected to start work on Saturday, as the team prepares for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in November 2013 in the United Arab Emirates and the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in January 2014 in New Zealand.

Rudolph was coach for the Namibia National Team, Namibia Amateur Team, Namibia U/19 and Manager Namibia High Performance Program from 2007-2012. As coach of Namibia, they managed to win the Intercontinental Shield for 2010 among other achievements.

He was also a consultant for the Botswana Under 19 National Cricket Team during the World Cup Qualifiers that were held in Uganda in May 2013. Rudolph has also been coach for first class teams such as Impalas and Limpopo Cricket Academy based in South Africa.

Former national team skipper Henry Okecho will be Rudolph’s assistant.

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