School sports star of the week - Wandi ‘Othello’ ?Mazibuko

2013-08-27 00:00

MAZIBUKO gives his heart and soul to the cause when on the rugby field, resulting in his being a favourite among spectators and selectors.

His dedication has paid dividends as he was recently awarded a R100 000 bursary to the Sharks Academy for next year.

“Rugby is my life and I definitely want to make a career from it,” said the rising star.

“My sporting hero is John Smit and my favourite rugby player is Francois Louw. If I can be anywhere near as good as them and rise to their heights, I would be one happy and satisfied man.”

Since arriving at Glenwood in Grade 8, Mazibuko has played A team rugby, captaining the U15A and U16A sides.

He has made the flank position his own and is like a bloodhound on match day, constantly working hard and chasing glory for his team and school.

Leadership is one of his outstanding qualities. Besides leading on the rugby field — he also captained the Grant Knomo team at U16 level — he is a school prefect and keeps the lads in the boarding facility under control.

As is the norm with 1st team rugby at high schools, Mazibuko has had the opportunity to play in numerous festivals around the country.

Earlier this year, his impressive style of play saw him selected for the NWU Pukke Skouspel side at the Pukke festival and at the Kearsney Rugby Festival held over the Easter weekend, he was selected as one of the stand out players, hence his bursary to the Sharks Academy.

Away from rugby, Mazibuko enjoys going to the gym and reading.

His favourite food is ribs and chips and his music tastes include electro and Hip-Hop.

Mazibuko’s mother is his role model and his immediate dream is to pull the hallowed Sharks jersey over his head and hear the roar of the King’s Park faithful as he runs out of the tunnel.

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