Former Bok coach gets Namibia top job
NEWS: Former Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has been appointed as the new head coach of Namibia’s national team.
The news was confirmed by the Namibia Rugby Union on Thursday.
Coetzee endured a difficult period as head of the Springboks from 2016 to the end of 2017. SA Rugby ultimately sacked him in February 2018.
Before joining the Boks, he coached the Stormers between 2010 and 2015 and then Japanese club Kobelco Steelers (2015-2016).
His last coaching job was with another Japanese club, Canon Eagles, between 2018 and-2020.
“Coetzee brings with him a wealth of experience and maturity after working across all levels of the game,” said NRU president Edward Mensah in a statement.
Coetzee added: “I am grateful and honoured to be appointed to this position. I will do everything in my power to see Namibia qualify for the 2023 RWC in France,” Coetzee said.
“It is going to be trying conditions and circumstances as the world is currently facing this pandemic. But I am really looking forward to meet the squad and get started. I would like to thank the NRU and World Rugby for the confidence and trust bestowed on me.”
Source: The Namibian