Zimbabwean rugby progidy Kadira snapped up by Western Province


Sasha Kadira has become the latest South Africa-based Zimbabwean schoolboy rugby progidy to take a major step in his fledgling career after being signed by the Cape Town-based rugby union franchise Western Province.

Wasserman Rugby, a global company that specialises in the management of world-class rugby talent confirmed Kadira’s move in a statement on their social media platforms on Thursday.

Durban-based Kadira represented Zimbabwe at junior level before receiving a bursary to complete his senior school at Maritzburg College College in South Africa last year.

The powerful back rower left with Honours for rugby after captaining the school’s first team in his final year.

The Maritzburg College 1st XV had a solid season with one of their major highlights of the season coming in April when they gave the vaunted Grey College a big scare  at the NMI Menlyn North-South Festival in Pretoria, going down 24-37 after trailing just 17-19 at half-time.

Kadira was good enough to be selected, last year, in Sharks’ Eastern Craven Week team after stellar performances for the Kwazulu Natal school.

Two years ago Kadira also captained Sharks’ Under-16 side at the 2021 Ghant Khomo Week.

Sasha’s leadership skills were identified at a very early as he was also appointed captain for the Kyros Sports-owned Zambezi Steelers Under-13 side in 2018.

The highly gifted Kadira becomes thr latest South Africa-based Zimbabwean school starlet to make a big move.

He follows in the footsteps of ex-Kingswood College and Zimbabwe Under-20 loose-forward Shingi Manyarara, who was recently signed by French Top 14 club Racing 92 on a three-year deal.

At Western Province, Kadira will join compatriot Vernon Matongo, who signed his first professional contract at the rugby union franchise two years ago.


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