South Africa’s Pierre de Bruyn has been appointed as the Head Coach for Namibia’s men’s National squad, effective from 01st Jan 2019.
Pierre has playing experience in South Africa’s domestic tournaments before becoming a full-time coach at the end of his playing career in 2010. Pierre joined English County Club Leicestershire at the start of 2016 season as the assistant coach of the 2nd XI squad before getting promoted to Head Coach position for the senior side. He left the role in 2017.
Pierre has previous experience in the Namibian set-up, having being an consultant to Namibia’s U19 squad in 2016. One of his high points was to see Namibia U19 beat South Africa U19 in the 2016 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
Namibia enter the 2019 season with crucial tournaments like ICC World Cricket League Division 2 at home and ICC 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup Africa regional finals in Uganda. Namibia will also host ICC 2020 U19 World Cup Africa Division 1 tournament at home.