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Hacjivah Dayimani – Rugby wins out over a Cape gang

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‘We’re like popcorn. We all get put into the same pan with the same heat, but we don’t all pop at the same time,’ the Lions ace says.


06 Jun 2020
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Hacjivah Dayimani – Rugby wins out over a Cape gang

Dillyn Leyds of the DHL WP lunges on the tackle to Hacjivah Dayimani of the Xerox Golden Lions during the Currie Cup match between Xerox Golden Lions and DHL Western Province at Emirates Airline Park on September 15, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)

Born as a self-proclaimed “mistake” into an environment dominated by high school dropouts and gangsters, Hacjivah Dayimani never expected to find success on the rugby field. “If you had asked me 10 years ago where I saw myself, I would’ve told you ‘on the streets, as a gangster’. I come from a family of dropouts,” the Lions ace, 22, told The Citizen this week. “My older brothers dropped out of school in Grade 11, my older sister did the same in Grade 10 and I have six cousins, all of them dropouts.” Expected to follow the same route, Dayimani opted...

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