He represented the South African Colts team for two successive years, and was their captain the second year.
When Mgijima came to the Mother City, he played cricket under the watchful eyes of Andy Moles at the University of the Western Cape and was a student school teacher at the Western Province Preparatory School.
Mgijima plied his trade with Pinelands Cricket Club before he made his debut for the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras early in 2014.
One of the highlights for the Cobras in the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge was his two for 31 against the Chevrolet Warriors at Axxess St. George’s with the band in full cry.
It was like a homecoming for Mgijima, who spent his high-school years at Selborne College, also the alma mater of Mark Boucher, world-record holding wicketkeeper-batsman of the Cobras and South Africa.
Mgijima’s premier goal for the season apart from helping the Cobras to maintain their dominant position in the three domestic showpieces is to press for a regular spot in the line-up, not only in RAM SLAM T20 Challenge matches, but also in the four-day matches.
“I am quite confident about the Champions League Twenty20. I had a longer time to prepare than the most guys. I feel very good about my batting and bowling. If given the opportunity, I can do the job that the captain wants,” he adds.