Gogga set for Cobras job

2012-06-26 06:49

Cape Town - Former Proteas spinner Paul "Gogga" Adams is reportedly set to be announced as the new coach of the Cape Cobras franchise on Tuesday.

The job was left vacant after Richard Pybus resigned in March.

Adams, 35, was on the shortlist with Salieg Nackerdien (Western Province's amateur coach), Barney Mohamed (Boland's amateur coach), Rob Walter (Proteas fitness coach), and Andy Moles (former New Zealand and Free State coach).

According to Die Burger it recently became a two-horse race between Adams and Nackerdien but Adams's experience as an international cricketer is what apparently counted in his favour.

The Western Cape Cricket (WCC) association will announce the new coach at midday on Tuesday.

Adams's only notable coaching experience is that of coach of the Western Cape Cricket academy and an assistant to Vincent Barnes at the Impi in the recent domestic T20 Challenge.

And he's sure to have a tough task on his hands at the Cobras.

They were a divided team towards the end of last season, which led to a disastrous T20 campaign and the subsequent resignation of Pybus.

Pybus said he was undermined in his job by a range of issues to do with WCC CEO Andre Odendaal and the franchise.

His resignation came as a surprise at the time since the team had won three trophies out of a possible six in the past two seasons under him.

However, even though his effectiveness as a coach had been widely lauded, a range of issues which had been simmering within the Cobras squad led to a player delegation meeting with Odendaal.

These issues are believed to include what some players termed “questionable selections”, not giving young local players opportunities and the granting of a new two-year contract to captain Justin Kemp, while some believed he had not been performing consistently enough.


  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-06-26 07:05

    Something good...thanx 24 4 y early bird news.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-06-26 07:33

    Sorry, wrong decision!! Inexperienced!

      ztoefy - 2012-06-26 08:55

      I agree...I mean I like him and all but I would've put Nackerdien coach seeing that he atleast has experience with the amateur side and then give his old role to Gogga to gain experience on the basics and to prove himself.

  • gordon.pillay.73 - 2012-06-26 07:41

    Give him a chance perhaps he can surprise us pleasantly!

      Koos - 2012-06-26 07:47

      Do yoyu give a learner driver the keys to your City Golf or your BMW M5?

  • Koos - 2012-06-26 07:42

    Blykbaar leer ons nie. Wat se afrigtings ervaring het die man?

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 08:15

      he played international cricket comments on the game coached at provincial level what more does he need.Best of luck Paul to hell with the racists like koos and all the others who will now harp on about inexperience and competence while the real issue with them is race.You are a province man and understand the dynamics of WP cricket you go GOGGA

      Koos - 2012-06-26 08:28

      I was not aware that he coached at provincial level. Please supply details. Thanks

      Koos - 2012-06-26 08:32

      @bfvillet: What race, is he not South African?

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 08:38

      he coached the impi like the report states he is coloured as you know if you have a comprehension problem and want me to write in afrikaans please just ask

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 08:40

      our nationality is south african and race refers to ethnicity Here jy is dig hoor.No wonder the consistent ignorance

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 11:30

      nou praat jy mos soos mens jou ken

  • cheslin.white.7 - 2012-06-26 07:55

    Everybody needs to start somewhere. Good luck Gogga, do your best.

  • ziggamann.shepard - 2012-06-26 08:16

    a bit worried because this approach means that Gordan Ingesund wont get bafana job.

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-06-26 08:36

    this is like making Julius Malema the CEO of Apple ... but i like it!! I will enjoy seeing the Cobras fail!!! WARRIORS all the WAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-06-26 08:47

    Please people(bfvillet), why not leave colour/race out of this already!- Nowhere in his comment did Daniel refer to colour! Not even in a subtle way! Get a life bro'.

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 09:12

      Race is a reality in south africa as can be seen in most comments on sport in south africa and denying or trying to make as if it does not exist wont make it go away my response was to exactly those type of comments where black coaches are always questioned about their experience and ability while this does not happen to white coaches.Competence and ability is assumed to be natural to white coaches while the opposite is believed when the coach is black. This is a belief that is especially propogated by white contributers to the news 24 sites.We have white coaches who have been surviving in professional sport for years while underperforming consistently if they were black they would have been gone fired and disgraced already.You need to ask yourself whether plumtree, naka,and many others would still have been in their jobs had they been black. The words competence experience and ability are the new words for black used to undermine emerging coaches in south Africa.Please do not tell me to leave race out of it while you continously bring it up.As a south african and as a patriot i will not shut up but continue to challenge people who make these statments.If paul adams was white would these questions have been asked no .Heyneke Meyer had never coached at international level yet he is believed to be the saviour of protea rugby.Just give paul the same support you would any other coach.If Graham Smith was appointed as WP coach most would welcome it why not Paul Adams.

      dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-06-26 09:17

      wtf is potea rugby? Its Springbokke you idiot! Never ever refer to the Boks as Proteas again! okay? now go watch your Kaizer Chief vs Pirates recordings ...

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 09:43

      proteas is the name of all the south african national sport teams springbokke, bokke is the old apartheid name for the national rugby team until a new name is coined i will refer to them as the proteas take a look at the jersey and tell me if you see a protea on there.That springbok will disappear from it after the policy conference or at Mangaung

      dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-06-26 09:57

      good luck with that fillet ... its like trying to change Blue Bulls to the Zebras ... it wont happen

      bfvillet - 2012-06-26 10:15

      do you know where tswane or mangaung is how about the Tswane bulls

  • mike.hazell - 2012-06-26 08:49

    Something to think about ...... how much experience did Gary Kirsten have in coaching before getting the India job?

      dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-06-26 09:21

      What will Gogga teach guys like Jacques kallis, G Smith, H Gibbs, Levi, Puttick, JP??? how to bat? come on! will he teach Dale Steyn & Philander how to bowl or Boucher how to keep? Gary has played many tests and seen it all - 30 years + playing experience ...

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