South Africa’s first Black African cricketer Makhaya Ntini has expressed his disappointment at the lack of financial support for his Academy in the Eastern Cape.
Ntini who took 394 Test wickets says he started the Academy to try and unearth the next Makhaya Ntini and believes that there is enough talent in his home Province.
But he revealed to PowerSport that the Academy has been on hold for the past few years due to financial constraints and he says he has knocked on all doors but no one is willing to assist.
The 38-year-old says he finds it interesting that other former cricketers are easily able to get access to sponsorship while his Academy has been stagnant for the past four years.
Ntini was a guest on PowerSportExtra with Thabiso Mosia where he also spoke about the historic achievement of Temba Bavuma who became the first Black African cricketer to score a Test hundred in the recent Second test Match between South Africa and England played at Newlands.