Bongi Mbonambi has revealed one of the main reasons he joined the Sharks was because he felt he’d be ’empowered for life after rugby’.
Mbonambi started his professional career at the Bulls, but moved to Western Province and the Stormers in 2015 and he stayed at the Cape side until this year.
There had been reports that a return to the Bulls was on the cards at one point for Mbonambi, while there was also interest from overseas.
However, it was recently confirmed that Mbonambi had signed for the Sharks.
The Bok hooker said his decision to join the Sharks was not one he had taken lightly, nor alone.
‘I have a family to provide for,’ Mbonambi told Netwerk24. ‘Life after rugby is important. I’ve been blessed to start my own business in Durban with my agent as my partner. We worked well together.
‘As we get older, players start thinking about life after their playing career. So one of the most important reasons why I joined the Sharks is because they empower and equip their players for life after rugby.
‘I realise I’ll be in Durban to play rugby first and foremost, but I also want to make the best of this business venture.’
Mbonambi added that he had several lucrative offers from foreign clubs, but believes his decision to stay in South Africa proves his loyalty to this country and the Springboks.
He is expected to link up with the Sharks in November.
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