De Jong elected to Car's executive committee

HARARE - Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) vice-president Colleen De Jonge has been elected on the powerful Confederation of African Rugby (Car) executive committee following the continental body’s general assembly in Paris at the weekend.

De Jong, who also doubles at ZRU’s chief executive officer, is one of only two additions on the influential body alongside Namibia’s Bradley Basson – and the only female.

The general assembly saw Moroccan Abdelaziz Bougja being re-elected for another four-year term at the helm of African rugby.

He will be deputised by David Gilbert of Botswana with South Africa’s Mervin Green assuming the role of general secretary.

The other executive members are Marcellin Zahui (Côte d'Ivoire), Guédel N’Diaye (Senegal), Khaled Babbou (Tunisia) and Richard Omwela (Kenya).

In Zimbabwe, De Jong is vice-president of the country’s governing body under president John Falkenberg.

She runs a ZRU management which also has Sifiso Made as managing director and new director of rugby Brighton Chivandire.

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