Agent sues former Bok Botha for R1?million

2013-11-07 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Christian Abt, former agent for Gary Botha, is claiming €79 200 (R1 million) from the ex-Springbok and Blue Bulls hooker.

Sister paper Beeld reports that Abt, the only director of ABC Sports Management, yeaterdy told the High Court in Pretoria that Botha had broken the contractual agreement between them when he signed for French club Toulouse in February 2011.

Botha’s lawyer, advocate Lafras Uys, on Monday appealed to Acting judge Bert Bam to dismiss the claim.

ABC claim that they signed a two-year agreement with Botha on October 5, 2009 to represent him exclusively. Abt testified he thought he was Botha’s friend until Botha started ignoring his messages.

Botha then signed a three-year deal with Toulouse in February 2011, before reportedly cancelling his contract with ABC via e-mail on March 28, 2011. The 32-year-old Botha, who played 12 Tests for the Boks, is still plying his trade with the French giants.

ABC now wants compensation from part of the contract Botha signed with Toulouse.

The case continues.

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