South African provincial rugby side Windhoek Draught Griquas have announced the signing of Zimbabwe international lock Godfrey Muzanargwo ahead of the new season.
The 23-year-old lock, who can also play in the loose trio, will join last season’s Currie Cup finalists from the University of Western Cape, where he was a key member of their Varsity Cup side.
Muzanargwo caught the attention of the Kimberly-based side with his solid performance for the Zimbabwe Goshawks during their maiden season in the Currie Cup First Division.
He went on to feature for the Sables as they missed out on the sole automatic ticket for next year’s Rugby World Cup after finishing fourth at the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup in France.
Griquas confirmed Muzanargwo’s signing in a statement on their social media platforms on Wednesday.
“New player alert! Windhoek Draught Griquas proudly announce the arrival of Godfrey Muzanargwo to Kimberley. Godfrey, who plays lock as well as loose-forward joins the team after representing the University of Western Cape (UWC) in the Varsity Cup for a couple of seasons. Welcome to the Northern Cape!”
Muzanargwo will be hoping to continue his development at Windhoek Draught Griquas, who are on a high after a memorable season in which they reached the final of the Currie Cup for the first time in 50 years.
Griquas were ultimately pipped to the topmost domestic rugby prize in South Africa by a spirited Mpumalanga Airlink Pumas who had another Zimbabwe international Tapiwa Mafura in their ranks.
Bulawayo-born Muzanargwo is a product of Prince Edward School in Harare and he captained the Tigers during their unbeaten season in 2017.
After the memorable campaign in which he was one of the top players in the domestic school rugby circuit, he earned a scholarship to UWC together with ex-Churchill High School loose-forward Blithe Mavesere, who is now at the Sharks.
New player alert! Windhoek Draught Griquas proudly announce the arrival of Godfrey Muzanargwo to Kimberley. Godfrey, who plays lock as well as looseforward joins the team after representing UWC in the Varsity Cup for a couple of seasons. Welcome to the Northern Cape! pic.twitter.com/3KinRKS4ox
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