Ntini: I can manage rugby role
Makhaya Ntini (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Proteas cricketer Makhaya Ntini
is confident he will make a success of his new task of managing Kaizer Chiefs' sevens rugby team.
Ntini, 35, was on Monday named
as Chiefs' manager for this weekend's 7sPL tournament at Outeniqua Park in George.
Ntini's appointment followed the decision by soccer giants Kaizer Chiefs to embrace another sporting code. The fast bowler joined numerous other sporting celebrities for the event which would see the country's leading provincial unions battle it out with Chiefs and other privately owned teams.
The tournament would be run along the lines of cricket's Indian Premier League and the winning team would earn R1m in prize money.
Ntini is not worried about his lack of experience in a rugby environment, insisting he can manage in his new role.
“Sport is sport. It doesn’t matter what kind of sport you played," he told the EWN website
“The main focus is to motivate the guys, keep them on their toes and make sure they do things the right way.”
Chiefs will be captained by former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse
, while former Bok centre Gcobani Bobo will act as coach.