DURBAN – New kid on the Sharks block Sanele Nohamba will go far if he continues with his current appetite to learn, reckons the elder statesman of Jonsson Kings Park Lwazi Mvovo.
Once upon a time, Mvovo was in those young boots when he joined the Sharks Academy as a teenager from the Eastern Cape, and after 205 games for the Sharks (Super Rugby and Currie Cup) the 33-year-old knows what he is talking about.
“Sanele was at DHS (Durban High School) two years ago and last year was the Sharks Under-19s Player of the year (in a team that swept all before them), so the talent is obviously there,” Mvovo said yesterday after Sharks training ahead of Sunday’s Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions.
“But talent can only take a youngster so far. Those who go further have the right attitude and an openness to learning, and Sanele has that,” Mvovo said.
“He has a mature head on his shoulders. It showed last week when he got the man-of-the-match award against the (Free State) Cheetahs by playing within the team structures but also expressing himself, which is very important because you want the talent to come through.”