Langa team make history

2019-03-28 06:01
Busy Bee thrashed Dolphins 38-3 last Saturday.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

Busy Bee thrashed Dolphins 38-3 last Saturday.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

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Busy Bee Rugby Football team from Langa has made history last year by becoming the first black rugby team to play in the Western Province Super League B.

In preparation for the start of the new season and to celebrate their promotion as well as to commemorate their forgetten heroes, last week the club played against Dolphins RFC from Khayelitsha.

The Dolphins were put to the sword, going down by 38- 3. Established in 1923, Busy Beeis one of the oldest rugby clubs in the black communities in the province.

Club director Msutu Kewana said their aim is to settle in the league before winning any trophy. He said last season they were celebrating their 95th anniversary and got promoted to the Super League B.

“We have a five year programme where we want to learn all the dynamics in the new league. But we will ensure that when we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2023 we will already have won a trophy in the league,” said Kewana. He cited a strong development as the main reason for their promotion.

Kewana bragged that the former Springbok winger Jongi Nonkwe was the product of Busy Bee.

The captain of the team Luvo Mtyapi said understanding and good combinations played a huge role in their promotion.

“We’ve been together for a long time. Most of us were playing together in the development phase and got promoted to the senior team. We are like brothers. We know what the coach wants from us,” said Mtyapi. He vowed to maintain the momentum from the previous season.

Kewana said the team will participate in the Easter Weekend Tournament at Potchefstroom in North West Province.

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