Mbalula wishes Meyer well

2015-12-03 16:49
Fikile Mbalula | Gallo Images

Cape Town – In a statement released by his office, the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, noted the resignation of Heyneke Meyer from his position of Springbok coach.

While Mbalula wished Meyer well in his future endeavours, he pointed out that transformation remains an important consideration for all sports in South Africa, rugby included.

“The resignation of Mr Meyer should not distract us on what we seek to achieve, rather it should serve as another opportunity to enhance our efforts of sport transformation,” said Mbalula.

“In May this year I signed Transformation Agreements with many federations, SARU was one of them.”

Mbalula explained the need for the next Springbok coach to remain conscious of these agreements as well as transformation needs. 

“SARU agreed and committed to transformation; it is a prerequisite then that whoever comes in as a new coach of the Springboks is conscious to our transformation needs and will meet our objectives as outlined in the Transformation Agreement before the next Rugby World Cup,” Mbalula added.

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