Cape Town - Thelo Wakefield is a “failed” president and must step down from his post at troubled Western Province Rugby.
That is the plea of Keith Andrews, Springbok tighthead prop of the early 1990s era and a player who spent his entire provincial career on the books of WP.
Andrews took to Twitter to express his feelings shortly after the business arm at Newlands, WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd, was finally liquidated in the Cape High Court earlier this week; Wakefield quickly promised in a local newspaper that “exciting rugby” lay ahead at the venue next season despite the current, much-publicised financial meltdown.
The front-ranker, a director at Personal Trust financial solutions firm, wasn’t convinced, saying on Twitter: “Thelo Wakefield, the failed president of WP Rugby, needs to step down! He does not have the acumen to correct the Union! #Gravytrain!”
In an earlier interview, a few weeks ahead of the liquidation being granted, Andrews told Sport24: “You have to question, given the current situation, whether they have the (boardroom) expertise to see the difficult period through.
“It is a worrying position, and sponsors will be nervous.”