… As academy fans winds of change in previously white sport
By John Tuerijama
EVEN as the nation prepares to celebrate 28 years of independence this year, rugby is still largely known as a white sport, but the winds of change are now blowing ever-stronger in Katutura, where former player Desmond Haihambo has opened the doors of the Champions Rugby Academy (CRA), to sensitise aspiring black kids about the sport.
Haihambo, who represented Namibia in various age groups, established the academy last year with co-founder Patrick van Wyk, and so far, it has enlisted over 300 kids, from primary schools in Katutura and Khomasdal.
Rugby has been traditionally known as white sport, as most blacks choose football as their preferred way of bringing forth their sporting talent, because of the historical legacy that surrounded rugby.
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