Tendai Mtawarira goes back to school at Henley Africa

Tendai Mtawarira goes back to school at Henley Africa

TENDAI Mtawarira went back to school in May – from the comfort of his home in Durban – as the inaugural recipient of a special scholarship from Henley Business School Africa on a programme designed to help sports icons successfully transition from the change room to the boardroom.

“It went well,” laughed the man once beloved as ‘Beast’ on rugby fields across the world. “There were a lot of hours of paying attention. I’ll have to work on my brain’s fitness now, for sure as we get into it.”

Mtawarira, the third most capped Springbok of all time, retired from international and domestic rugby last year after helping win the Rugby World Cup in Japan. He signed a one-year playing and coaching contract to play in the US Major League and left in January for Washington DC, only for the season to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Henley Africa’s successful pivot to seamless virtual learning before the imposition of the South African Lockdown means Mtawarira can attend lectures from his home – or even in the US next year.

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