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Rugby 7s national coach recovering well

Rugby 7s national team head coach Morapeli Motaung

Jan. 17, 2020 2 min read

MASERU – Following his involvement in a car accident towards the end of last year, Maseru Warriors and Rugby 7s national team head coach, Morapeli Motaung, is recovering very well.

Motaung told this paper that on the December 22 he was involved in car accident along the Main North I at Lekokoaneng, Berea, on his way to Maputsoe. He said he sustained some injuries even though there were no open wounds but only bruises.

He added that he had minor head injuries on the neck and shoulder, and was unable to move. He is currently nursing a spine injury. 

Motaung said since the accident he had been unable to attend his team’s training sessions. He, however, pointed out that on Tuesday he managed to join the team in training but only to observe and assist with some minor things.

Motaung confirmed to this paper that he was currently feeling better and he was going to commence with his duties as soon as possible.


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The accident occurred on the same day Motaung and his national team came returned home victoriously from eSwatini in the country’s 7’s tournament.

The tournament drew six teams from five nations that comprised, Lesotho, eSwatini, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Lesotho won all their games against those nations and brought the trophy home.

Motaung has been working with the 7’s since 2017 as a manager and in 2019 he was appointed the head coach. During his tenure of office he became the first and only coach to win a trophy with 7’s.

“So far, I have won 2 trophies with the team – the Rugby Africa Regional Tournament which was staged in Mantšonyane and the recent one in eSwatini,” he said.

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