Western Province Under 13-capped Akha has proven himself to be one of the most coachable athletes in our programme – quickly picking up, then mastering, any skill he’s taught. Allied to his intelligence, big match temperament and dependability, Akha can be extremely proud of how far he has come in just two years of playing rugby.
The flanker-turned-scrum-half (yes, really!) has continuously displayed a remarkable ability to remain level-headed, inquisitive and conscientious throughout his time with Connect so far.
Akha has been living in our Connect clubhouse in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, since being selected for the Western Province U12 squad in August 2016. There, he has flourished under the care of our coaches, with enhanced nutrition and tutoring helping him to continue his journey towards fulfilling his undoubted potential.