Matches (13)
ZIM v WI (1)
SA20 (2)
ILT20 (1)
WT20WC Warm-up (5)
Super Smash (1)
Super Smash (W) (1)
BPL 2023 (2)

Full Name

Enoch Thabiso Nkwe


February 08, 1983, Soweto, Johannesburg


39y 363d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

From having his playing career cut short due to a hand injury to becoming one of the most important men in South African cricket, Enoch Nkwe had great ups and great downs all within the age of 36. That was when - after a disastrous 2019 World Cup campaign - that CSA turned to him to take up the position of Proteas team director on an interim basis.

Nkwe took to cricket as an 11-year old, his work good enough to earn a scholarship to St Stithians College in Johannesburg, and although he had to give up playing at 26, he found a new lease of life coaching teams and winning championships. Nkwe steered the Jozi Stars to the Mzansi Super League title in 2018 and was head coach of the Lions franchise when the national offer came calling. He has also worked at international level as assistant coach of the Netherlands.

A fan of Pep Guardiola, Nkwe went into a South Africa job that somewhat resembled a football manager's saying, "Just watching his growth over the years, having started coaching Barcelona, one of the biggest clubs in the world at the age of 37, it really did motivate me that, if he can do it, it is possible."

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A382854718720.4766071.3603nullnull140
List A38null912850254/114/1134.005.5936.4300
Recent Matches - Player
LIONS vs Cape Cobras30 & 24--26-Mar-2009PotchefstroomFC
LIONS vs Dolphins15 & 80/2705-Mar-2009PotchefstroomFC
Gauteng vs KZ-Natal16 & 12*--19-Feb-2009DurbanFC
Gauteng vs Boland2--01-Feb-2009PaarlList A
Gauteng vs Boland18 & 17--29-Jan-2009PaarlFC
Graeme Smith, Enoch Nkwe, Mark Boucher and Linda Zondi at the unveiling of South Africa's new coaching structure
Mark Boucher was appointed head coach of the men's team in December 2019, and Enoch Nkwe, who was team director, and had a stellar coaching record, was moved to the position of assistant coach
Enoch Nkwe was until recently head coach of Highveld Lions and Jozi Stars
Portrait of Enoch Nkwe