Siya Kolisi is the new face of Adidas.
The captain of the World Champion, world-number one Springboks is the most famous rugby player the world has seen since All Black Jonah Lomu back in the 1990s.
Kolisi is the first South African to lead an Adidas campaign.
Kolisi – the first black captain in the 129-year history of the Springboks – last year signed with rapper Jay-Z’s sports management company, Roc Nations Sports.
“Look, sport might not be the answer right now,” says Kolisi. “But it teaches us this: that impossible challenges must be faced and overcome. And the reward is joy. And it will always be that way.
“And now that sport is back, don’t waste these chances. Play with more heart, even more fire, and hope that does not end. Seek out what scares you and let your body do what it loves.
— Siya Kolisi (@SiyaKolisi) August 17, 2020
“Nobody knows what the future holds. Nobody knows what will come our way. So, honour every breath and respect every chance. Opportunities will come, and we must be ready.
Also in other news;
Two-time African Footballer winner Didier Drogba fails in bid to be elected Ivory Coast FA president
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been ruled out of the contest for next month’s Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) presidential election.
On Thursday, the FIF Electoral Commission found the two-time African Footballer of the Year did not meet the criteria to become the head of the county’s football governing body as he had not received enough nominations.
Earlier this month, Drogba was greeted by a large crowd when he submitted his electoral form to vie for the presidential seat at the FIF’s office in Abidjan. Learn more………………