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Outsider new Bok manager?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 24 Apr 2008 at 07:10

A rank outsider has become the favourite to take over from Zola Yeye as manager of the Springbok rugby team.

Liston Ntshongwana, a prominent businessman and former diplomat, seems to be the man for the job.

Hennie Brandt of Beeld reports that Jannie Ferreira and other members of the committee charged with appointing the national coach and his support team, met in Cape Town on Wednesday to finalise a number of positions.

The committee and Ntshongwana discussed the manager’s position, which will be a more ceremonial one than it used to be.

“The Springbok coach’s support team will be announced on Friday,” Ferreira said after the meeting.

Yeye and former SA team managers Gideon Sam and Artrob Petersen were among the early candidates but Yeye and Sam withdrew from the race.

Ntshongwana has the right credentials for the job. He is a former player and also received training to become an ambassador.

And diplomacy seemed to be lacking in the support team during the time that Jake White coached the Springboks.

Dick Muir and Gary Gold will be formally announced as Peter de Villiers’s assistant coaches on Friday. Gold has already signed his contract.

Former Springbok centre Muir, who now coaches the Sharks in the Super 14 competition, will sign his contract when the squad return from Australasia.

Technical analyst

Peter Maimane, a former Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup player, will be named as De Villiers’s technical analyst. He is now team manager of the Lions.

The 36-year-old Maimane held a similar position with the Bulls when Rudi Joubert coached the team in the Super 12 competition and has also served as technical analyst in the Lions squad.

“I could not run like a wing, so I played as a prop forward,” he said in a telephone call from Canberra on Wednesday.

“I played on the tighthead side at first but then moved to loosehead,” he said, exited about the prospect of being part of the Springbok set-up.

“I accepted the offer last week to become technical analyst. Peter de Villiers initially offered me the position of team manager or logistics manager.

“For several reasons, I was unavailable for those. When he asked whether I would be interested in a job as technical analyst, I jumped at the opportunity.

“I never thought that I would become involved with the Springboks. It’s certainly a great honour,” he added.



46 Comments

  • the mind, quite, frankly, boggles!

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.04.08 07:58:11 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Why would a ‘prominent businessman’ take this job? How much does it pay? What are the hours? What do you actually have to do?

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.04.08 08:13:44 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • A lot, long hours but you don’t have to do much.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.04.08 08:22:31 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Just like Yeye… these okes are not 100% commited to the job as they have their fingers in other pies too… it’s merely a little bit extra on the side!

    A more ‘ceremonial’ role what a farkin lark… what’s the media manager for… I can guarantee you the Aussie’s and Kiwi’s have already booked all their flights and accommodation for the season ahead… whilst SARU pussy-foot around playing the ‘colour’ jigsaw puzzle… give it a few more months and they’ll pay 3 times the price for ‘logistics’!

    What’s more concerning is that the Tech analyst position has gone to the intended team manager… a relative nobody… what an absolute crock…

    This is the RWC outfit they should be employing the best available specialists for each position, whether that be from their shores or not… clearly not the case!

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.04.08 08:26:22 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Technical analyst dude sounds drunk

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.04.08 08:26:47 by Clayton Reply
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  • Not as dronk as you look in your pic… :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.04.08 08:32:47 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Wag n bietjie, how in mother earth’s name can you be up for team manager or logistics manager and then be appointed Technical analyst :?: :!: :!:

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.04.08 08:48:18 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • What is a technical analyst ? P de V’s beer fetcher ?

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.04.08 11:32:09 by yossarian Reply

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  • #6 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Rachel#7…was my thoughts exactly…in the world where I live in (and you qualify for the job) you will get offered the big one and if you cannot do that – then something of a lesser value…here he sommer moves from the nitty gritty (not specisfic expertise required) to soemthing that really requires skill….and checking out the Lions track record…I honestly dont know if he posses any of that either… :roll: Wat nog te se sommer straight bok span toe!

    Here comes a jolly jolly ride….. :sad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.04.08 11:58:38 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Comment 6 of 9, posted at 24.04.08 08:32:47 by bryce_in_oz

    SNOTTED MY BRU

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.04.08 12:04:15 by Clayton Reply
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  • Was this job advertised?

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.04.08 12:37:16 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Why Rachel? You wanted to apply? :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.04.08 12:43:35 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • hehehe Ice. I just might. I consider myself very diplomatic, I’m a ‘former player’ (I played rugby at some stage in my life) & it’s a ceremonial position. I can do ceremony. :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.04.08 12:51:39 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • I’ll need a couple of assitants as well. No skills required. I just have to like you at the time the appointment is made.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.04.08 12:53:00 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Time to eat.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.04.08 12:53:52 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Back in 15.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.04.08 12:54:10 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Ok – now for the big Q….I dont have ALL skills, but do you like me at this time??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    CV – Can carry 10 cases of bear on head and 2 cases under each arm – all at once, while doing a Sharks Flasher dance at the same time. I can also help very well with the consumption of those 14 cases whilst watching a game. Play the occasional round of golf and can drive a golf cart very deliciously (only had two accidents so far – but because of watching rugby with my merchandise before a golf game). For a more comprehensive CV – contact applicant. :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.04.08 13:06:14 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Ice you just gone top of my ‘Strangers I like most who could potentially be my assistant should I ever be appointed Bok manager’ list. :smile:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.04.08 13:20:57 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Just forget that I cannot spell “beer” – I know exactly what it is and what to do with it – K?? :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.04.08 13:32:43 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • :!: :!: :!:

    Oi! Is Ghost MIA again and nobody trusts BobD or why is there no ‘Preview’ thread??

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.04.08 13:34:58 by Namboer Reply

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  • :lol: Ghost is doing some “soul” searching

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.04.08 13:36:41 by Clayton Reply
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  • Roll on Friday. I’m watching tennis. :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.04.08 13:37:07 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Thanks Nam!! Almost forgot to do my predictions!!! :grin: Phew!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.04.08 13:37:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • He better be, tell him to dig deep – I NEED a good round!!
    ;)

    I’m leaning towards giving the Lions a win. Looking at all the recent upsets, I might as risk somewhat!

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.04.08 13:41:26 by Namboer Reply

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  • Or mebbe the ‘Tahs, chEEtahs that is. Will have to decide on one of those – no use going ‘all-in’ with a two pair…

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.04.08 13:42:47 by Namboer Reply

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  • Vernon Koekemoer will do all the above jobs, including both assistant coaches jobs with distinction.

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.04.08 14:16:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Hey, what happened to my Vernon photo?

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.04.08 14:18:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • just hit shift-F5, Salmo

    Please can someone explain to me who Vernon is?

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.04.08 14:22:41 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Who’s this butch cross-dresser??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.04.08 14:23:36 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • I’ve never heard of this Koekemoer fella.

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.04.08 14:27:08 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Thanks Rob but I dont want to be Vernon anymore.

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.04.08 14:36:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Salmanoid – you have just made my day!! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.04.08 14:40:35 by Nessa Reply

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  • Ice, Nessa help me out here, Vernon is from your part of the world isnt he.
    If Ive got it right, Vernon was spotted at a rave in Boksburg (?) and someone took a photo of him there. He is obviously a bodybuilder, is in his 50,s and has become a South African version of Chuck Norris He is becoming an internet legend and even Vodacom have picked up on the hype and have paid him to feature in one of their ads. Vernon Koekemoer is not his real name. (I personally think he is DavidS)

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.04.08 14:47:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • no – DavidS looks far more urbane and civilised.

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.04.08 14:49:25 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Salmonoid – yes, he is from the Far East. :wink:

    My daughter saw him at H20 where they took that photograph. The funny thing is that he thinks he looks sooooo cool. He doesn’t think everyone is laughing at him – he thinks they really think he is “the man”.

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.04.08 15:01:14 by Nessa Reply

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  • Salmo – I am from the Wild West, Ness is from the Far east….so it looks more like Ness’s valley!!… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    He is seriously gross! :sad:

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.04.08 15:02:57 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • It is rather SAD that I could help you guys out on this one. :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.04.08 15:04:15 by Nessa Reply

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  • :mrgreen: Ness – I can only imagine how grossed-out Neen must have been!±!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.04.08 15:10:15 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Ice – you hit the nail right on the head!

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.04.08 15:14:48 by Nessa Reply

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  • Well if he is happy then no harm has been done.
    Apparently Vodacom paid him 20k for those 2 seconds in their ad. Maybe Vernon is more astute than we think. :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.04.08 15:19:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • For sure – he is laughing all the way to the bank. He has been interviewed on the radio stations as well – has become quite a household name.

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.04.08 15:27:44 by Nessa Reply

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  • Pisstaking is the new cool. Sad state of affairs, particularly for those ‘victims’ who think the world is laughing WITH them.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.04.08 16:35:57 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Agreed Rob, that is why I said if he is happy then no harm is done.

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.04.08 16:39:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Yeah. I always worry about people selling their dignity, though. One wonders what their parents and kids think

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.04.08 16:42:07 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Looks remarkably like Stan… :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.05.08 13:28:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.05.08 13:34:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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