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Magomu's balancing act between rugby and law

By Faith Kiai

Added 13th July 2020 11:58 PM

At the moment, his most burning desire is to see to it that he can complete the course within this year

Magomu's balancing act between rugby and law

Iva Magomu's quest to finis law school ahas been interrupted by COVID-19. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

At the moment, his most burning desire is to see to it that he can complete the course within this year

Black Pirates fly-half Ivan Magomu hopes to balance rugby and the law when he completes the bar course.

In a previous interview with the New Vision, Magomu was skeptical about practicing the law but a few months into the nine-month diploma, his views have changed.

"The feeling is not the same anymore. I'm now more open-minded. It will depend, but I believe I will be doing both. Balancing between the two has never been a problem, it will actually be a transition for me from school and rugby to work and rugby," Magomu explained.

As one of the most talented and vocal individuals within the rugby circles, he never shies away from issues concerning player remuneration and others. 

Now that he is more knowledgeable about what needs cleaning up, he might apply that newly acquired knowledge.

Currently, he has identified some areas of the game that could be improved upon in the future.

"There's a lot to be improved upon, ranging from intellectual property rights to procurement and contracts, not forgetting player welfare. We shall cross the bridge when we get there," he said.

At the moment, his most burning desire is to see to it that he can complete the course within this year. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the suspension of the course but he is optimistic schools and institutions will resume.

"It's been so frustrating. My colleagues and I would have gotten done with the bar last month but well, at least there's hope the ministry of education is working on a program for higher learning institutions and hopefully, we shall get done this year," he stated.

For now, like many homebound individuals, Magomu is bonding with family and reconnecting with his friends during this period.

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