All of former Blitzbok, Werner Kok’s Sevens jerseys have been stolen after bandits broke into a storage facility in Cape Town and robbed him of priceless artefacts on Wednesday 1 December.
The 28-year-old took to his Instagram Stories to confirm the news. In the short clip, a visibly upset Kok calls on residents of the Mother City to be on the lookout for someone selling the jerseys.
“It’s tough for me this video,” the Sevens star started. Ten angry face emojis placed just above him to emphasise his dismay….I really need your help. All my Springbok Sevens jerseys have been stolen in Cape Town.”
It’s been confirmed that the storage facility is situated near the Canal Walk area and includes irreplaceable items. From personal milestones, like his 50th Sevens Series tournament, to memorabilia from his school days.
Most of the Jerseys have the number 5 on the back.
It’s been a wonderful career thus far.
Kok made his debut for Blitsbokke in 2013 at the showpiece in London and won the Bronze medal with the side at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After that, Kok made the move back to the 15-man version of the game in the same year. He signed with the Western Province and now ploughs his trade at the Sharks.
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