The Bulls winger Sbu Nkosi has been declared as a missing person after being absent from all communication with the club since November 11th.
The Pretoria based side filed an official police missing person report six days later. In a statement the club have said:
“The Blue Bulls Company can confirm that Vodacom Bulls contracted player, Sbu Nkosi has been absent without leave for the past three weeks. Nkosi’s last known contact with any executive, management or playing squad member is Friday 11 November 2022.
“After numerous failed attempts, which include but are not limited to phone calls, texts messages, calls to relatives, partner and close friends as well as four house visits to his known place of residence, the company took the decision to open a missing person case with the Brooklyn Police Station (which was subsequently transferred to Sunnyside Police Station), in Pretoria on Thursday 17 November 2022. This resulted from the grave worry and concern of everyone at Loftus as well as the need for the expert assistance of the South African Police Services.
“We appreciate both the public and media interest in the matter, as we all share the same concerns about the player’s safety. However, we ask that you understand that we cannot make any further comments on the matter as it now sits with the South African Police Services.
“Anyone with further information about the whereabouts or information that may assist the police in discharging their responsibility, please contact the Sunnyside Police Station on +27 12 422 3600 or contact Crime Stop on +27 8600 10111. You may also email email@example.com with any information that may assist.”
Nkosi was sent home from the Bull’s October tour of Ireland and Wales after failing to make curfew, an issue that is understood to have arisen at previous clubs.
Sources close to the Bulls have informed Rugbypass that Nkosi is rumoured to be in Swaziland with family, but no official communication has been made with the team.