New Western Province Professional Rugby chairman Ebrahim Rasool promises to look after all involved in the oval-ball game in the Mother City.
The union on Monday confirmed Rasool’s appointment as chairman of its board of directors.
Former ANC Western Cape premier Rasool says of his appointment: “It is a deep honour and an exceptional challenge to accept this post.
“The Western Cape is undoubtedly the cradle of rugby in South Africa, and we must nurture rugby from grassroots – the clubs and the schools – to the professional – the Stormers and our Springboks.
“But we must honour the whole history of rugby, from the very celebrated to those written out of rugby history.
“But we can only thrive if we deliver value to ALL who are involved in the game, from investors and sponsors to the players and the very loyal rugby public of the region.
“I look forward to working closely with President Zelt Marais to ensure the sustainability and excellence of rugby in this region.”
Welcoming Rasool, Marais says: “We are looking forward to harnessing the experience and networks of Ambassador Rasool to the benefit of WP Rugby, and we are confident his appointment will help usher in an exciting era for WP Rugby. He is a rugby man through and through.”