UBotha akajabulile ngokubuya kuka-Etzebeth kumaBhokobhoko

Dylan Bettencourt

Owayengumdlali wamaBhokobhoko uBakkies Botha uthe nakuba u-Eben Etzebeth engumdlali ongcono kakhulu emhlabeni, konke lokhu ukwenza uma edlalela amaBhokobhoko kuphela.

Lokhu kulandela ukuphoxeka okutholwe i-Toulon.

U-Etzebeth uzithole ephakathi kwesivunguvungu sabezindaba ngesonto eledlule ngesikhathi ememezela ukuthi uzobuyela ebholeni lombhoxo laseNingizimu Afrika ekupheleni kwesizini.

Isikhathi sakhe ese-France ne-Toulon sesivele saphenduka inhlekelele njengoba ukulimala kwakhe kuhlasele iqembu. Usanda kulimala umsipha ngesikhathi eziqeqesha okuzomenza angadlali inyanga eyodwa.

Lo mdlali oneminyaka engu-30 ubudala usanda kubuyela ku-Top 14 ebholeni lombhoxo ngemuva kokushayeka kabi ebhekene ne-England ngoLwezi odlule nokwenze wangakwazi ukudlala izinyanga ezintathu.

Lokhu kulimala kwengeza ukungezwani phakathi kuka-Etzebeth nabaholi beqembu, ababize umdlali wama-Sharks wakusasa ngokuthi ukhubazekile ngenxa yokulimala abe nakho.

Khonamanjalo uBotha wagijima edlalela amaBhokobhoko izikhathi ezingu-85 futhi waphinde wadlalela i-Toulon, lapho anqoba khona ama-European Championships amathathu kanye nesicoco se-Top 14 ngaphambi kobizo lwakhe kulomsebenzi webhola lombhoxo.

“U-Eben Etzebeth umdlali omangalisayo, ohamba phambili ohlwini lwesibili emhlabeni kodwa kungiphatha kabi ukuthi uzimisela uma edlala kumaBhokobhoko kuphela.

Namanje usalimele futhi  akakaze adlale,” kusho uBotha etshela i-Midi Olympique. 

UBotha wengeze ngokuthi nakuba emthanda u-Etzebeth, akakwazi ukuzibamba ngokuthi lo mdlali wamaBhokobhoko uhlulekile ukudlala ngendlela efanelekile e-France.

U-Etzebeth uzobuyela kuma-Sharks esedlale imidlalo engu-97 kumaBhokobhoko kanti uthe unqume ukubuyela eNingizimu Afrika ngenxa yezizathu zakhe.

Lo mdlali ongumpetha usayine isivumelwano sesikhathi eside kuze kube ngunyaka ka-2027 nesitolo esibizwa nge-Durban outfit esixhase abadlali bamaBhokobhoko abayisishiyagalombili.

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