Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mgada Primary School’s KFC Mini-Cricket Kids to Challenge the Proteas

Mgada Primary School take the baton from Nomandi Junior Secondary School as the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs. Proteas Tour continues

After Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s victory over the Proteas in Mthatha, KFC is pleased to announce Mgada Primary School as the Proteas’ second opponent in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour. Mgada Primary School will be looking to build on Nomandi Junior Secondary School’s stellar start for the KFC Mini-Cricket kids after they triumphed over the Proteas by 46 runs at the Khaya Majola Oval in Mthatha and put the KFC Mini-Cricket kids one up in the Tour. 

Speaking at Mgada Primary School after surprising them with a training session, Proteas Legend and KFC Mini-Cricket coach, Mfuneko Ngam, was beaming after his team’s win in the Eastern Cape and can’t wait for game two in Kwa-Zulu Natal.   “We really uncovered some amazing talent in Mthatha, my KFC Mini-Cricket kids put on a brilliant display against the Proteas.  Come game two we are looking to keep the momentum going before I hand over the reins to my fellow KFC Mini-Cricket coaches Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie,” said Ngam.

Mike Middleton, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC South Africa added, “The standard of cricket and the level of talent uncovered at Nomandi Junior Secondary school in our first KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour game really encapsulates what KFC Mini-Cricket is all about.  At KFC we take pride in the fact that we are able to get kids active and bring them closer to their cricketing heroes.  I wish to extend my congratulations to Mfuneko and his side on their stellar performance in Mthatha and I wish him and Mgada Primary School good luck for game two in Durban.”

The match between Mgada Primary School and the Proteas, taking place in Umlazi, will be the second in the four game KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour, with game one having already taken place in Mthatha and with further games taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town.  In addition to Mfuneko Ngam, KFC have also signed-up legendary cricketers Neil Mckenzie and Graeme Smith who will also serve as KFC Mini-Cricket coaches during the Tour in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively.

After the Proteas’ loss in Mthatha, Proteas bowler Wayne Parnell was impressed by the Eastern Cape KFC Mini-Cricket side and is looking to get his team back on track come game two.  “We were outplayed in game one but we are ready for Mgada Primary School and will be looking to level up the series in Durban. The kids from Nomandi were really on their game in Mthatha.  There are some amazingly talented young players in their KFC Mini-Cricket side and I can’t wait to follow their progress closely over the coming years.”

The Proteas play Mgada Primary School at the Comtech Hub field at Comptech Combined School on 24 November at 13:00. The event is open to the public.  Come down and support Kwa-Zulu Natal’s KFC Mini-Cricket kids and get closer to your heroes, the Proteas. 

Two 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.

About the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids v Proteas Tour
For the third year KFC will run a national competition where KFC Mini-Cricket kids will stand the chance to play against the Proteas in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour
Kids can enter online ( or via USSD (*120*7535#)
The winners will be rewarded with a prize handover, a training session and a game against the Proteas, all assisted by one of the three KFC Mini_Cricket coaches, Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie and Mfuneko Ngam.
The runners-up will be given the opportunity to participate as ball boys and girls at a televised Ram Slam T20 Challenge match in their area
Three third place winners will be drawn, each of whom will be awarded with 25 KFC Mini-Cricket sets for their school.

About KFC Mini-Cricket

KFC Mini-Cricket provides a platform for kids in South Africa to have fun and get active

KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and is also an essential building block for learning cricketing basics and entrenching a love for the game. 

There are currently over 110 000 kids from over 4 900 schools active in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme who are coached by over 8000 volunteers

KFC has sponsored KFC Mini-Cricket since 2010 and in the 2012/13 cricket season KFC became the title sponsor of the KFC T20 Internationals and an associate sponsor of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

KFC has recently renewed its Mini-Cricket sponsorship for a further 10 years, taking the partnership through to 2025

Log on to or contact CSA at (011) 880 2810 for more info on KFC Mini-Cricket

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