Cape Town - Former Springbok and Western Province scrumhalf Divan Serfontein has reacted with shock over revelations of financial and governance turmoil at his former union.
Sport24 reported on Thursday that WP Rugby had projected to make a loss of more than R11m this year, was fighting a potentially devastating legal battle over commercial rights - Aerios demands immediate payment of R72m from them - and had also seen four independent directors resign citing concerns over transparency and administrative competence.
Declining gate and season-ticket sales, and unsold suites at the stadium, are also contributing to the bleak picture.
Serfontein, who captained WP to three Currie Cup titles in their golden era in the 1980s, was quoted in Friday’s Cape Times saying there needs to be a “big shake-up” at the union.
Serfontein said a forensic audit is needed to find where the problem lies with the union’s finances.
“The people who aren’t competent need to be fired. Our rugby is really not managed properly," the 19-Test capped former Springbok said.
Serfontein’s comments follow after several other former WP stars, including Corne Krige, Rob Louw and Eddie Andrews, also reacted with anger after hearing the revelations.
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