Side Entry | Mongalo’s Bulls appointment is encouraging for black coaches

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Simnikiwe Xabanisa
Simnikiwe Xabanisa


Joey Mongalo’s appointment this week as the Bulls’ defence coach was a deceptively great thing for black coaches in South Africa.

Some will struggle to process the “great” part in the above statement because Mongalo has moved to Loftus Versfeld into the same role he held at the Lions last year, but the subtle difference is that his new boss, Bulls director of rugby Jake White, has been talking about his mandate being to create pathways for the coaches under him over the next three years.

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