Sibusiso Mjikeliso | Dithering govt failed sport, now urgently needs fans to drive vaccine message

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Sibusiso Mjikeliso
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The government let the sports industry down badly with its slow vaccine rollout, which cost the British & Irish Lions tour spectator involvement and put paid to the Cape Town Sevens for a second consecutive year, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso.

It's hard not to feel that the government did sport an injustice with their slow vaccine rollout that cost rugby a chance to fill portions of the stands with eager, vaccinated spectators during the British & Irish Lions tour.

The Lions series was arguably the most important event the country has hosted since the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and it lost plenty of its appeal after playing out in the hollow Cape Town Stadium.

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