The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are “bringing the gees” and are fast becoming the fan’s favourite with the Mzansi Super League action back in Port Elizabeth this week.
Three fixtures are scheduled at St George’s Park Cricket Ground over the next eight days and cricket fever is spreading across the city.
Giants fans are invited to meet players Junior Dala, Onke Nyaku and Nandre Burger at Greenacres Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth this Friday, from 3pm to 4pm at the Edgards Court.
Free tickets will be given to the first 100 attendees for our home games.
The full team will also be hosting a hub coaching session at Dan Qeqe Stadium in Zwide Township on Thursday, 21 November 2019 from 2:30pm.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are second on the competition standings heading into their big top-of- the-table showdown against current leaders, the Cape Town Blitz, at St George’s Park tonight (20/11/2019).
International marquee player, Jason Roy said the team has had an exceptional start to the tournament and are hoping to follow the same trajectory.
“We’ve bowled extremely well, adapted to conditions and put on a couple of good performances with the bat. But it is only the start of the tournament and we’ve still got a little bit to go.
“We’re working extremely hard as unit. We’re getting to know each other pretty well and the chemistry is extremely good.
“I think as a whole and as a squad we’re very excited for the rest of the tournament. It’s a good start and hopefully it continues,” Roy said.
Home game supporters can enjoy several on-the-ground activations on match days including:
- One handed catch off a six per home game – first person to catch wins R10 000. Winners must be South African citizens over the age of 18.
- Designated family area for children. Under 12s get into the stadium free.
- Player signing session/meet and greet after each match.
THE NELSON MANDELA BAY GIANTS SQUAD: Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Chris Morris, Jon-Jon Smuts (capt), Junior Dala, Matthew Breetzke, Onke Nyaku, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Beuran Hendricks, Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Dylan Matthews.
UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES
- Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 12:30pm – NMB Giants vs Durban Heat
- Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 5:30pm – NMB Giants vs Paarl Rocks
- Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at 5:30pm – NMB Giants vs Tshwane Spartans
MEET THE GIANTS
- Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 2:30pm – Zwide hub coaching session at Dan Qeqe Stadium, Zwide Township
- Friday, 22 November 2019 at 3pm to 4pm – Player signing session at Greenacres Shopping Centre, Edgars Court