Cheetahs midfielder rolls car while evading guinea fowl, emerges unscathed

Howard Mnisi in Southern Kings colours (Gallo Images)
Howard Mnisi in Southern Kings colours (Gallo Images)
  • Cheetahs centre Howard Mnisi has emerged unscathed after rolling his car last week.
  • The accident occurred outside Senekal in the Free State after Mnisi avoided a guinea fowl in the road.
  • The former Kings and Lions midfielder recently signed a two-year deal at the Cheetahs.

New Cheetahs recruit Howard Mnisi had a narrow escape last week when he rolled his vehicle.

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Afrikaans newspaper Rapport indicated on Sunday that the accident occurred outside Senekal in the Free State.

It is believed that Mnisi, who was on his way to Bloemfontein, lost control of the vehicle when he tried to avoid a guinea fowl in the road.

A Cheetahs spokesperson told Sport24 on Monday that Mnisi's car rolled several times and is written off, but that the player emerged unscathed from the accident.

Mnisi signed a two-year deal with the Cheetahs in May, having been on the Southern Kings' books since 2019.

The 30-year-old played Super Rugby for the Lions between 2015 and 2018.

Before that, he made a name for himself at Griquas (2013-14) and also played Super Rugby for the Cheetahs in the same period.

In 2016, Mnisi played for the SA 'A' team against an England Saxons touring team and was tipped by many for higher honours.

However, injuries at crucial junctures in his career curtailed his hopes for Springbok recognition.

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- Compiled by Herman Mostert

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