Blitzboks suffer Afrika setback

Date published: January 20 2017

South Africa’s Sevens star Cecil Afrika has been ruled out of the next four Series tournaments after picking up a knee injury in training this week.

Afrika was already due to miss the next two tournaments in Wellingtin and Sydney, but his absence has now neem prolonged to four tournaments. He is expected to be back by April at the earliest.

Afrika will therefore also miss the tournaments in Las Vegas and Vancouver.

“His boot got caught in the grass and he just collapsed in pain,” Blitzboks coach Neil Powell told Netwerk24.

“The doctors are still trying to determine the damage, but it looks like he’ll only be available when we play in Hong Kong and Singapore.”