12th September, 2014
Former rugby international, Daniel Gerber, will be in Lagos, Nigeria next week to share his enormous depth of experience with Nigeria’s Rugby football players.
Gerber, who will be the guest of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, NRFF, will work with rugby football players at the National Stadium, Surulere where he is expected to help the Nigeria’s national rugby team, Black Stallions to prepare for the Africa Cup Sevens in Kenya, in November, 2014.
Gerber’s outright pace, strength and illusiveness made him a terror for any defence earning him a coveted spot in the International Rugby Board’s Hall of Fame.
Many rugby aficionados still considered him among the best to ever pull on a rugby jersey and his finest hour came near the end of his career when in 18 blistering minutes he blitzed England scoring a hat-trick of tries playing outside South Africa’s first ever black player Errol Tobias at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
His visit to Nigeria alongside another Springbok great, Breyton Paulse, is being made possible by South African Airways who are sponsoring the costs of their travel.
Paulse will be addressing a gala dinner at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, on Wednesday.