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Get to know your Griquas player – Sakoyisa Makata


The DFA is giving the readers a little insight into what makes the young men tick who are representing Griquas this season. This week Danie van der Lith speaks to Sakoyisa Makata. Pictures: Louis Botha.

Sako Makata

Sakoyisa Makata

‘Sakes Makata’

24 years old, born in East London

plays on the wing

Previous Team: Springbok Sevens

What sports do you enjoy apart from rugby: UFC

Who was the one person that inspired you as a young player: I look up to my older brother growing up

Your biggest rugby hero: Roger Tuivasa Sheck

Your biggest sporting hero outside of rugby: Muhammad Ali

Favourite book: ‘You Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins

Favourite movie: The Batman Trilogy by Christopher Nolan

What type of music do you enjoy: I enjoy a lot AfroBeats music, some Amapiano and Trap music

Top three favourite songs: Any song by Gunna or Lil Baby sit in my top three

Droëwors? Biltong? Chillibites?: Chutney flavoured Biltong

Water – still or sparkling: Sparkling

Favourite drill in the gym or at practice: Bulgarian Squats in the gym and one vs one drills on the field

Least favourite exercise: Anything that involves ruck fitness/conditioning

One day, after rugby … what are your plans: To one day settle down with a family . Go into psychology and have a rugby clinic back in my hometown

Is there a quote you think can motivate or influence today’s youth: “The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:6

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