Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Beyers Swanepoel from Northerns has been named the Coca-Cola® Hero of the day for Day five of the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week.

The prestigious Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment.  Beyers was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola® appointed panel of cricket experts after taking three wickets for 16 runs in 10 overs against home favorites Free State.

In the main match on the final day of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week, two unbeaten teams, Northerns and Free State, played against each other. Leading into the day there was very little to separate the two teams so it would take something special from someone to raise their game under extreme pressure to give their team an advantage. 

Beyers stepped up to the challenge, handled the pressure well and stopped Free State from scoring a defendable total. Amongst his wickets was the highest run scorer of the tournament, Chris Schreuder, whom he bowled out for a duck.

“It was a great final game of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week, I took the new ball and I was determined to help my team finish off as the only unbeaten team of the tournament. Everything worked well for me and I am really honored to be recognized for my efforts,” said Beyers.

“In a feature match you always need someone to set the tone and be a hero. Beyers Swanepoel did that beautifully with his three wickets, helping Northerns topple a very powerful Free State team,” said retired Proteas player and lead Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day judge, Robin Peterson.

Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola Southern & East Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience commented, “The Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week is Where Heroes Are Made. It is fantastic to see such a young man like Beyers rise up to the occasion and perform when it mattered most. On behalf of Coca-Cola I extend my congratulations, I can’t wait to follow his career going forward as he works towards becoming a hero of South African cricket. ” 

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