Afrika’s sights now on Olympic glory

George Byron

BLITZ BOKS playmaker Cecil Afrika has been rewarded for his standout showing at the Nelson Mandela Bay leg of the HSBC World Series by being given a long-term contract until 2016.

This means Afrika, provided he can remain injury-free, is set to fulfil his dream of playing for South Africa at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The other player awarded an extended contract is Seabelo Senatla, who will play for the Springbok Sevens team during the HSBC Sevens World Series, while also representing Western Province for the next three years in the Absa Currie Cup, thanks to a unique contract agreement.

Missionvale-born Afrika has played in 28 World Series tournaments and amassed more than 800 points since his debut in Wellington in 2009.


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