Add to that a balance sheet that was in the black to one now deeply in the red. An asset halfway acquired to nothing to hold onto at all. An executive afraid of making the casting vote to break a deadlock in public while privately supporting one candidate over the other speaks volumes about mode of operation. I will work behind your back but not ready to stand and defend it. And finally a totally single sided disciplinary and appeals committee, brethren, how did that one sneak past us?
Then the most hyped up rugby tournament outside of South Africa, supposed to raise funds and build the image of the fifteens team, takes place after our most crucial matches! And after enduring a harrowing 40 hour journey, now the money comes rolling in. Or is none of that money for the fifteens? And as always, strangers now appear and take charge at the Union. But going by track records, this will not be another Safaricom Sevens fiasco. Speaking of which, has the audit report ever been made public? Or don't we care? All we want to do is play! Well one day, we may not even be able to do that playing!!
Return match this weekend against Uganda. In the past I have wailed and railed and it seems nothing will ever change. The National Rugby Coach in neither a strategist, nor a decision maker.Nor is he a planner or a developer. I have said it again and again. He is just a selector of a match day squad. No wait, we have national selectors, or don't we? The National Coach has got to play a major role in all rugby planning for the country. He needs to have major input in fixtures, national and international. He should have a say in player development, both junior and senior. And as far as rugby goes, his word should be last! Or have we no faith hin him?