Ntini to manage sevens team

2012-12-10 14:01

Johannesburg - Former Proteas cricketer Makhaya Ntini was on Monday named as the manager of Kaizer Chiefs sevens rugby team, said competition promoter Willem Strauss said.

Ntini's team would play in the inaugural NBM 7sPL tournament at Outeniqua Park in George on December 14th and 15th.

Ntini's appointment followed the decision by 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 Kaizer 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 R1 million in prize money.

Ntini, who played rugby with Kaizer Chiefs coach and former Springbok midfielder, Gcobani Bobo, at Dale College, jumped at the opportunity to join the team.

"We all know Chiefs to be a famous soccer team, but when I heard about them wanting to diversify and become involved in another great South African sporting code namely rugby, I became excited about the possibilities it can bring."

The team will be captained by former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse and will include former Springbok Jongi Nokwe.


  • mitch.dhooghe - 2012-12-10 14:09

    football team playing rugby managed by a cricketer.........time will tell how this works out!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-10 14:47

      This is great, I hope it keeps him busy and away from being a cricket selector...

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-12-10 15:44

      200 million rand upgrade to his hometown

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2012-12-10 16:26

      wonder if he would have been the manager if he was white

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-10 21:44

      Ntini has passed his expiry date. He is now a racist of note.

  • Benjamin - 2012-12-10 14:18

    ok....good luck with that

  • Hardus de la Porte - 2012-12-10 14:21

    wat die hel weet hy van rugby af, hy moet eerder krieket toe gaan.

      roman.caesar.121 - 2012-12-10 14:57

      history has been proven over & over,the best managers are the once who never played!! do ur research..

  • gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-12-10 14:23

    So that rules him out of being a cricket selector as he now is in rugby management or does it

  • - 2012-12-10 14:34

    Liewe blixem nou het ek als gehoor. Ek gaan volgende jaar Flamingo's manage. lol

      roman.caesar.121 - 2012-12-10 14:56

      history has been proven over & over,the best managers are the once who never played!! do ur research.. - 2012-12-10 15:11

      Like Gary Kirsten you chop!

      jeandre.robertson.9 - 2012-12-10 15:55

      Jy sal 'n baie goeie manager moet wees as jy die afgelope naweek se Flames wil beat!!

      roman.caesar.121 - 2012-12-10 17:18

      just show me how a dumb ass u are..since u good in wil find better names - 2012-12-10 18:23

      I know my sport idiot, go google chop pls!

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-12-11 07:20

      I googled "chop" now what?

  • justin.hemming.94 - 2012-12-10 14:36

    Not so different to how they our political leaders are appointed. Must have criminal record, be poor leaders, no morals and no prior political experience required.

  • Kevin - 2012-12-10 15:13

    Maybe he can keep his wand out of the Chiefs rugby groupies as well. The Sports Minister won't protect him again ... or will he

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-12-10 16:26

    Ntini you are a great and always will be. No amount of bashing from the News24 bloggers will erase that. You have made a permanent mark in SA cricket. Second highest wicket taker in the history of SA and thats a fact...... Good luck in your post retirement ventures.

  • andrew.gordon.505523 - 2012-12-10 16:55

    Think of it this way. You're intergrating SA's 3 biggest sports. Cricket, Rugby, Football. Should be......good, or a complete fail

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-10 17:09

    Ntini will end up in politics. One can already see where this is leading to.

  • selwyn.breytenbach.5 - 2012-12-10 17:45

    Ok this is a bit different ........ maybe they can get a netball coach!!!!

  • Daniel Nunes - 2012-12-10 18:34

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Let me guess, he was selected on 'Merit' lol what a joke!

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-12-10 19:33

    Ha ha. Is he going to show them how to shine the ball in the ruck? Favours for friends, i guess

  • kgotlaetsile.mophuti - 2012-12-10 22:06

    If i didnt agree with the mayans that the world is coming to an end now i do

  • abie.wantza.9 - 2012-12-11 09:08

    Waar is Ashwin Willemse??????

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