Local school young rugby ace to play in interprovincial tournament; uncle asks colleagues to help fund the trip

An Umlazi Township school’s learner’s good performance in his school rugby team, where he is Captain, and at Amanzimtoti Rugby Club, has earned him a place in the KZN Duikers, an amateur team for the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union (KZNRU) and Durban Rugby Sub Union (DRSU). Sibona Jijimba, a grade 9 learner at Comtech High School will be taking part in the interprovincial rugby tournament in Pretoria, from 30 September 2023, to 7 October 2023. Sibona was speechless when asked how he felt about the opportunity to play for the KZNRU Duikers in the tournament. However, for Sibona to be able play in the tournament, he needs R10 500 for the trip. The trip is self-funded. Learners/players and their families have to raise the founds the trip. Sibona’s uncle, Nkosana Jijimba, a staff member at the University’s Department of Information Technology and Networks (IT&N) has appeal to his University colleagues to help with trip funds. Jijimba gave staff all the relevant information for them to help.

KZNRU Duikers will be facing the likes of Blue Bulls, Lions, Falcons just to mention the few. The 15-year-old Sibona plays loose head prop – number 1 his main position, and tight head prop – number 3.