Anaso Jobodwana finally gets his Commonwealth Games call-up

27 February 2018 - 11:35 By David Isaacson
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Anaso Jobodwana is back in the groove.
Anaso Jobodwana is back in the groove.
Image: Esa Alexander

Anaso Jobodwana finally received his call-up papers for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast‚ Australia‚ from April 4-15‚ being added on for the men’s 4x100m relay.

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) on Monday night announced the last members of Team SA.

Jobodwana‚ Clarence Munyai‚ Henricho Bruintjies and Emile Erasmus were named in the relay team‚ although Erasmus recently withdrew from the SA team for the world indoor championships in Birmingham‚ which starts on Thursday‚ because of injury.

A Sascoc official previously said that relay runners would be allowed to compete in individual events as long as they weren’t keeping out an athlete who had qualified for that event.

That means Jobodwana should be permitted to compete in the 200m‚ along with Munyai‚ while Bruintjies and Erasmus could join Akani Simbine in the 100m.

Stephen Mokoka (10000m)‚ Jaco Engelbrecht (shot put) and Tshepang Makhete (hammer throw) were also named‚ pushing the athletics contingent to 20.

Three gymnasts were included in the team. Naveen Daries will compete in artistic while Grace Legote and Chris-Marie van Wyk will do rhythmic.

The men’s rugby sevens team was also named‚ along with the reserve for the women’s team and officials.


Anaso Jobodwana‚ Clarence Munyai‚ Henricho Bruintjies‚ Emile Erasmus (all men’s 4x100m relay‚ Stephen Mokoka (10‚000m)‚ Jaco Engelbrecht (shot put)‚ Tshepang Makhete (hammer throw)


Naveen Daries (artistic)‚ Grace Legote and Chris-Marie van Wyk (both rhythmic)

Rugby Sevens (men):

Tim Agaba‚ Philip Snyman‚ Dylan Sage‚ Kwagga Smith‚ Werner Kok‚ Kyle Brown‚ Branco du Preez‚ Rosko Specman‚ Justin Geduld‚ Cecil Afrika‚ Seabelo Senatla‚ Adriaan Nel‚ Siviwe Soyizwapi (travelling reserve). 



Team manager: Nonkululeko Mngadi

Head coach: Graham Hill

Coaches: Andrea di Nino‚ Rocco Meiring‚ Cedric Finch

Manager/coach (para-swimming): Theo Vorster; Coach (diving)‚ William Sherritt


Team manager: Peter Lourens

Coach (throws): Terseus Liebenberg‚ Coach (jumps); Reneilwe Aphane‚ Coach (middle distance); Samuel Sepeng

Coach (sprints/hurdles): Seef le Roux


Coach/manager: Stewart Carson


Coach: Mladeli Mngqhibisa

Coach/manager: Johannes Britz


Manager/coach: Elrick Kulsen

Coach (road): Bosseau Boshoff

Coach (track): Annerine Wenhold

Coach (MTB): Erica Groenewald

Mechanic (Road/MTB): Jean-Pierre Jacobs

Mechanic (track): Pieter Jansen


Manager/coach (artistic): Ilse Laing‚ coach (rhythmic); Tatiana Lavrentchouk-Vizer

Hockey (men)

Head coach: Mark Hopkins

Assistant coach: Cheslyn Gie

Video analyst: Nkuliso Zondi

Team manager: Marthinus van Staden

Hockey (women)

Head coach: Sheldon Rostron

Assistant coach: Kurt Cerfontyne

Video analyst: Wayne Hendricks

Team manager: Maryke Eloff

Lawn bowls

Manager/coach: Jessica Henderson

Directors (para): Annatjie van Rooyen‚ Graham Ward

Coach (men): Martinus Fraser

Coach (para-lawn bowls): Geoffrey Newcombe


Team manager: Nisha Rupnarain

Coaches: Norma Plummer‚ Nicole Cusack

Video analyst: Christy Mullender

Coaching intern (CGF): Dumisani Chauke

Rugby Sevens (men)

Coach: Neil Powell

Assistant coach: Renred Dazel

Team manager: Ashley Evert

Rugby Sevens (women)

Coach: Paul Delport

Team manager: Michelle English

Conditioning coach: John Meintjies


Coach/manager: Bernard de Beer


Coach: Lindsey Parry

Team manager: Kate Roberts


Coach/manager: Stephen Cupido


Coach/Manager: Nico Coetzee

Coaching intern (CFG): Mpho Madi



Coach: Andrew Ludik

Para-table tennis

Coach/manager: Anver Lyners

Medical team

Chief medical doctor: Paul Maphoto

Doctors: Thulani Ngwenya‚ Tshegofatso Gaetsewe‚ Carolette Cloete‚ Crosby Mulungwa; Chief physiotherapist: Bafana Sihlali

Physiotherapists: Rannoa (Dan) Ntseke‚ Sergant Motha‚ Hugh Everson‚ Khuliso Netshivhangani‚ Corrine Sheppard‚ Danielle Munezero‚ Tarina van der Stockt‚ Ugendrie Govender‚ Narayani Pillay

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