Tue 18 Sep 2018 | 09:16

Divvy not the right man for Zim

Divvy not the right man for Zim
Tue 18 Sep 2018 | 09:16
Divvy not the right man for Zim

EXCLUSIVE: When your resume includes victories over the All Blacks in New Zealand in 2008 and 2009, you would think that person would be able to take a country like Zimbabwe to the 2019 World Cup.

However, that is certainly not the case for Peter de Villiers who was appointed as head coach of Zimbabwe in February 2018 and promised the country that they would qualify for next year’s showpiece event.

Zimbabwe played five Rugby Africa Gold Cup matches – which serves as qualification for the World Cup – lost three, drew one and won just one. Zimbabwean-born Springbok Tonderai Chavhanga believes it’s time for Divvy to be replaced.

“We have seen how many players have come out of that country [Zimbabwe], a tremendous amount of talent. It was very noble, a good gesture and intent in terms of the Zim Rugby Union employing Peter de Villiers,” Chavhanga said.

“When he [De Villiers] was appointed, he promised that he would get us [Zimbabwe] to the [2019] World Cup and he failed. I feel that we need something a bit different. Whatever approach he took this year clearly didn’t work and I think for the amount of money that he is getting, as a Zimbabwean, I would have expected better results.

“I think it’s better to get someone else,” he added.

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