JOHANNESBURG – “I’m a cricket coach, I’m very passionate about being out on the field, helping to make players better, I can’t sit behind a desk,” Geoffrey Toyana said yesterday about his return to wearing trainers and tracksuits.
Toyana was at SuperSport Park at 6am yesterday to start his new job as head coach of the senior Northerns provincial men’s team, his first coaching gig since he was removed as the Highveld Lions coach last year.
His contract with the Lions franchise, which saw him fulfil the role of high performance coach in his last year, ended in April.
“I had been without a job since, had no income for two months. I had to get back to work again.”
Toyana is returning to the province where he spent most of his playing career, either for the Titans or as a member of the Easterns franchise.